Podcasts about Istanbul

Most populous city in Turkey

  • 4,704PODCASTS
  • 9,419EPISODES
  • 40mAVG DURATION
  • 3DAILY NEW EPISODES
  • Dec 8, 2022LATEST
Istanbul

POPULARITY

20152016201720182019202020212022

Categories



Best podcasts about Istanbul

Show all podcasts related to istanbul

Latest podcast episodes about Istanbul

AJC Passport
How Young Jews and Muslims are Advancing Israeli-Moroccan Peace

AJC Passport

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 23:06


This week marks the second anniversary of the normalization of relations between Israel and Morocco as part of the Abraham Accords. Building on this peace, three young adults hailing from Israel, Morocco, and the U.S. join us to discuss their visit earlier this year to Israel and Morocco. The first-of-its-kind tour was part of the Michael Sachs Emerging Leaders Fellowship, sponsored by AJC and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim nonprofit in Morocco devoted to preserving Jewish-Moroccan heritage.  Hillary Jacobs, ACCESS Global and ACCESS NY President, Reda Ayadi, Program Director of Muslim-Jewish dialogue for the Mimouna Association, and Itiel Biran, Head of Operations in the Mayor's office for the municipality of Rahat, Israel, talk about what they learned about Morocco, Israel, and each other, what impact the Abraham Accords have had, and what progress they hope to see continue. __ Episode Lineup: (0:00) Aaron Bregman (2:05) Hillary Jacobs, Itiel Biran, and Reda Ayadi __ Show Notes: If you're alarmed by rising antisemitism, you can take action right now by supporting AJC: visit AJC.org/donate, or text AJC DONATE to 52886. Music credit: Humanity by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Listen to our latest podcast episode: What Lessons Can We Learn From the Past to Fight Antisemitism Today? Follow People of the Pod on your favorite podcast app, and learn more at AJC.org/PeopleofthePod You can reach us at: peopleofthepod@ajc.org If you've enjoyed this episode, please be sure to tell your friends, tag us on social media with #PeopleofthePod, and hop onto Apple Podcasts to rate us and write a review, to help more listeners find us. __ Episode Transcript Manya Brachear Pashman:  Two years ago, Morocco normalized relations with Israel becoming the sixth Arab country to do so. Earlier this year, a group of 22 young Americans, Israelis and Moroccans toured Morocco together, a first of its kind experience for everyone involved. The tour was part of the Michael Sachs Emerging Leaders Fellowship. The fellowship is sponsored by AJC, and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim nonprofit in Morocco devoted to preserving Jewish Moroccan heritage. The first cohort included members of Morocco's parliament, as well as civic, business, and technology leaders in Israel and the United States. With us to talk about this unprecedented venture are three members of that cohort: Hilary Jacobs, president of AJC's young professionals group ACCESS Global, Reda Ayadi, Program Director of Muslim Jewish Dialogue for the Mimouna Association, and Itiel Biran, Head of Operations in the Mayor's office, for the municipality of Rahat, Israel. Welcome to all of you.  Hilary Jacobs:  Thank you.  Itiel Biran:   Thank you, hi. Reda Ayadi:  Thank you. Manya Brachear Pashman:  So Hilary, I will start with you. How did your involvement in the Sachs Fellowship come about? Was it a curiosity about Morocco, curiosity about Israel, or just an opportunity to continue pursuing better Jewish-Muslim relations? Hilary Jacobs:  I think all of the above for those. And in addition to that, one, I love traveling, and I love getting to know and experience other cultures, from the people who are from there, and who live there, so less on vacation, and where I can really understand the culture, the geopolitics of the region. And this seemed like a great opportunity. It also felt like a way that, we talk a lot about in the US and in the different activities with AJC about the Abraham accords and about these different relationships, it felt like a real chance for me to do something actionable, and really learn about what that meant. Manya Brachear Pashman:   Itiel, had you been to Morocco?  Itiel Biran:   No, no, this was my first time. Manya Brachear Pashman:   Okay, had you even wanted to go? And just could not? Or did this plant the idea in your head?  Itiel Biran:   To be honest, I don't think it was in my radar,, in my point of view, or thinking. Mostly, I think because even my background in the army and you look outside, you don't really look at it, until the last couple of years don't really look and say like, I'm going to visit whatever, Egypt or Morocco or something like that. We need to be frank and say that a lot of Israelis visited Morocco in the last decade. A lot of them. But for me personally, it wasn't like an opportunity until it became more real in the area, in the region. Manya Brachear Pashman:   And Reda, had you been to Israel? because that was part of this as well, right, a trip to Israel? Reda Ayadi:   That's correct. The second part, right after Morocco, we flew from Casablanca to Tel Aviv, for the second part of the trip. Before that I had been to Israel, it was almost 10 years to the day, so 2012 was the first time I went, before the Abraham Accords and the situation was a little different than it is today. Manya Brachear Pashman:   How so? I mean, was it different for you as a traveler? Personally or geopolitically in the broader scope?  Reda Ayadi:  It was different, more geopolitically was different. And also as a traveler, I'll explain both sides. 2012 there were no Abraham Accords, there was no open dialogue between the countries in the region. So it was a purely civil society kind of grassroots organization talking to each other. So we didn't have the necessary framework within which we can operate. On a personal level, as a traveler it's also quite different, back then I remember in 2012 I had to fly to Istanbul and meet someone from Israel to give me my Israel visa, but now you can just go to the Israeli office in Rabat and submit your application and get your visa to travel. So, quite a different situation. Manya Brachear Pashman: So, let's summarize for our listeners kind of the Jewish history of Morocco, there has always been a kind of a quiet connection. Excuse me, there's always been kind of a quiet connection between Israel and Morocco, particularly the Moroccan diaspora in the Jewish state and then kind of the new kind of 21st century approach there in Morocco to celebrating interfaith relations, celebrating its Jewish history. Reda Ayadi: Morocco had the largest Jewish community in the Muslim world, and the largest outside of the Ashkenazi world, with almost 300,000 Jews, up until the 60s, quite a large flow migration started one way, and I guess, yes, there was definitely a strong connection that were maintained between Moroccan monarchy and heads of state in Israel. Some of it was indeed behind closed doors. But others were more in the open, like the trip to Shimon Peres to Morocco or Yitzchak Rabin, and others. So, I think, the 21st century as you said, there are two things: Morocco's approach, and its relationship with its Jewish community, like the 2011 constitution that finally recognized it as an essential component of Moroccan identity, its Jewish part, its Jewishness. But at the same time, Abraham Accords now that gave a new kind of strong impetus to go beyond what you said, you know, those kinds of closed door connections, usually between security officials, that now it's, you know, accorded across the whole spectrum of agricultural, technology, lots of people to people relations. So it's, yeah, it's a very significant change that we're seeing now. Hilary Jacobs:   Unlike most other countries, Jews were never kicked out of Morocco. In fact, originally, during the Spanish Inquisition, they were asked to come to Morocco. And were wanted to be there. And the people that we met and spoke with felt the loss of the Jewish community there when they migrated to Israel. And so I think that's something that's really special. And I'm the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, and then Russian on the other side, so a lot of persecution and to think about Jews being in a country in a region, and especially we don't think about in the Arab world, as one that is welcoming to Jewish people, and beyond welcoming, to really see them as their fellow citizens, Manya Brachear Pashman:   Itiel, did you have something to add? Itiel Biran:   Yeah, I want to add two things. One, and I think, from Israel's society point of view, there's some interesting collision of the vector of what happened in Israel, to the Moroccan Jews in Israel, in the last seventy years, that I think relates very much to what happened these days between Morocco and Israel. And I think we should speak and when we look at the history of Israel, the Moroccan Jews a lot of the Mizrahim, a lot of the people from Africa, and not the Ashkenazi people were pretty much pushed aside from the decision-making places. And there's some big changes in Israel in the decades that follow, that I think influenced a lot of how not only Moroccan but also the whole society in Israel, look at the heritage, the big and amazing heritage that Moroccan Jews bring to Israel.  And I think these days, what we've seen is a combination between what Israels look up and look on the history of themselves. You know, the Moroccan Jews in Israel are a half a million people. There's a lot of people, the heritage is enormous, amazing, a lot of culture. And for decades Israeli society looks at them and the very good foods or something like that. And I think this change impacts a lot. And it's very helpful. This is the first thing I want to say, of course, to relate to what Reda said, the Abraham Accords is the peak of process. I think in Morocco, not in other countries. In other countries, I think it's the start of a process. In Morocco and in the relationship between Morocco and Israel is, it's some kind of a peak, because there was an ongoing relationship for a lot of the time. But there was never, from up-down, always from down to up, only from top to bottom. This is a point of view that will really help you understand why this peak of relationship between Morocco and Israel is so strong, and why the changing of how many Israelis come to Morocco, it changed in two, three years from 50,000 to 200,000 a year. I think because it's a peak, not a start. Manya Brachear Pashman:   That's a really interesting point. In other words, you're saying that the renewed interest in the Jewish history of Morocco plus the renewed look at how Moroccan Jews are treated in Israel, both of those paved the way toward this normalization. Itiel Biran:   Yes, with all of the other things, the business opportunities, etc. Manya Brachear Pashman:   Right. That is, that's really a very good point, Itiel, I appreciate you making that. I'm curious, both of you, Itiel, Hillary, what did you learn about the Jewish community in Morocco, and the efforts on behalf of both Jewish and Muslim communities there to better understand each other. Itiel Biran:   First of all, for sure what I mentioned before, for me is the continuous process of my friend for me, there is not a good translation for this, but I'm very a fan of the Arabs in Morocco, and the identity, and I'm looking at myself as Israeli, as a combination of a lot of identities. And a lot of them are more like an African identity. And I think there's a continuous process in a lot of Israelis to embrace this identity, even more. And I think when I went to Morocco, it was a big, strong feeling of this heritage and how it's related to me. And to be honest, the absence of similar heritage from my own places I'm from. I'm Ashkenazi, from Poland and from Germany, etc. And there's nothing there. There's nothing there left, there's nothing there to see what my ancestors were talking about, and what this big proud communities were. When you go to Morocco, you see all the stories in real life. It's blown my mind. It's amazing.  Manya Brachear Pashman:   And Hillary, what did you learn about the Jewish community in Morocco, when you went? Hilary Jacobs: You know, it's very humbling. I also grew up in a very Ashkenazi centric world, or around Sephardic Jews, mostly from Iran, and there was maybe like one or two, you know, Moroccan Jews, and I never really got to learn about any of their traditions at all, and so on this trip, getting to see those and also seeing how our Moroccan counterparts were as excited about participating in those cultural traditions. I mean, the Mimuna Association is called the Mimouna Association for a reason, after one of those specifically Moroccan holidays after Pesach. So, that was kind of amazing. I think the fact that an organization that started out simply as an on campus group that has blossomed into an NGO, would go around and preserve Jewish sites and culture. Manya Brachear Pashman:   What is the Mimouna Association?  Reda Ayadi:   The Mimouna Association is now a Moroccan NGO. It started in 2007 at my university, as Student Club, right. Just a group of students decided that they want to learn more about Moroccan Jewish heritage. So 10 of them got together and created the club and started pretty small. Just once a month or once every other month, they will do an event, like Moroccan Jewish days, or something of the sort where they would turn the whole campus Jewish for a day, you know, like Moroccan Jewish food within the the cafeteria, the library would show books from Moroccan Jewish writers or scholars, and things of the sort. And I guess it evolved quite a bit from 2007 until 2012, when a lot of us graduated, and we registered what was then a student club into a Moroccan NGO that exists outside of the university, present in a few cities.  And also we started different tiers, student branches in other universities besides the one where it started. The big chunk of the work that's done is education, really working in universities and high schools with students to learn more about their own history that most people are not very much aware of. That's one. Two, we work on Holocaust education as well. The Holocaust is not necessarily a chapter that Moroccans are very familiar with. But with partners in the US and others we developed a Holocaust curriculum specifically for an Arab audience. So we focus on that. And also we work on Muslim-Jewish relations with both the Jewish community in Morocco and outside, in the US, Israel and other countries. So that's just a few of the things that we focus on. Now it's been more than 15 years doing the work. And we continue, there is plenty that needs to be done. Manya Brachear Pashman:  Since Israel and Morocco did establish diplomatic relations, I think more than 30 agreements have been brokered having to do with a variety of things: water management, renewable energy, security. I'm curious if there were any particular collaborations that you explored during this fellowship that intrigued you or or kind of struck you as particularly beneficial for the region? And Reda, I'll start with you.  Reda Ayadi:   I think a critical issue is really the water management in both. Morocco right now is suffering from a very heavy drought that's been ongoing for a long time. And both the well-being of everyone in the country depends on water resources. So like cooperating in that space, I think it is excellent. And I think could be a good platform for both Morocco and Israel to pursue similar agendas in other countries, because water scarcity is not just an issue for Morocco, it's an issue for the whole region. So I think it could be a way to work with countries that are also in such a need. Manya Brachear Pashman:   Hilary, I'll pose the same question to you. Hilary Jacobs:   From what I experienced, there's so many different opportunities. Tourism is something that we talked a lot about as it being something very immediate that we could do as individuals, encouraging people to go there, we met with the tourism office. And so how we can encourage Israelis and Americans to go there. Also, one of the things that I learned that was really helpful in terms of thinking about the region as a whole, and as Morocco as a gateway to Africa, and that being so essential and important for the future of Israel, and there's a lot of contention often in African countries, and its relationship to Israel. Like, considering the vote of the African Union to potentially kick out the delegates from Israel. And so to really be championing these new sorts of relationships in Morocco, I think is an excellent starting point to open up a whole new region of possibilities. And so, there's just kind of endless opportunities that can come through, starting with Morocco and moving out all over Africa. Manya Brachear Pashman:   And Itiel, are there particular collaborations that you find very beneficial?  Itiel Biran: For me myself, to be honest, what's very unique, look at governmental, municipality and governance. And I think I told this to my friends from Morocco. I was very surprised and very interested about the way of managing and the way of handling pretty much the same issues in a different country with different rules and different government, and I think there's a lot of potential there. Manya Brachear Pashman:   So these past couple of weeks, we've been watching the first World Cup hosted in the Arab world in Qatar, yet it was quite an ordeal to arrange for Israelis and Palestinians to fly directly from Israel. And since some of the Israeli journalists have arrived there, they've been harassed simply because of where they're from. And I'm curious if your participation in this program, your engagement in these these kinds of relationships, if it changed how you view tensions like this? Itiel Biran:   Every experience that we experience as an Israeli comes across Arab  people all around the world or in Israel, or in Morocco, or you come across Israelis, or what you're facing back home. And when you speak on your relationship or what your projects are. I think most of this experience speaks pretty much the same language. And the same language is: peace is coming from people, from face to face, from long relationships, from knowledge, from understanding, from business and actions, and not from papers and not from anything else.  And you can say from the point of view of Israel: yeah, we have a peace agreement with some countries – is there any peace with them? Yeah, peace agreement, there is. But has there been peace with them? And for my personal view, I came to Morocco with my arms up, ready to argue, ready to defend my point of view as an Israeli. Ready to, whatever. And I was blown away by the fact that I didn't have to do it. That some some root or some foundation of coexistence, even though there's a lot of misunderstanding. There's a lot of mania. There's a lot of things that people on both sides think and hear and don't understand. When you have some foundation of warmth, there's something to build on. And when you don't have it--whatever agreement you're going to do, and whatever speaking you're going to do is going to stay in the area of speaking, of talking. Enough.  And I think this statement that I just said, it's going through our delegation, and our friendship, and continuing after this program to, to do things together and speak together and discuss. Because I think all of us, when we met in this delegation, it wasn't something for one time and meeting. All of us felt, I think, and agreed without talking about it, that when you do this day to day speaking and working and action, you make with your own hands, the warm peace, that you can actually build on. Manya Brachear Pashman: Have you encountered pushback from others for participating in this program? And if so, how do you respond to that kind of pushback? Reda Ayadi: Trust is very hard, if we have learned for generations to mistrust, to distrust each other. It's hard to just like one day wake up and be, ‘Oh, you know, it's all good, it's easy to go back and forth without any issue.' If we would just give up after any pushback after any, being stopped at the checkpoint or at an airport for two hours, nobody would be doing anything, you know. Since my first trip and my second trip and my third trip to Israel, every time I would spend at least two hours in a room waiting for someone to come question me. But I understand that it takes this many times and this many years for the other to become less other, to become something someone that's familiar. And  I hope that both Israelis and Palestinians go into the World Cup and everyone else traveling back and forth between these countries, to not give up after the first difficult experience trying to travel and build bridges between these peoples. And to continue doing. Manya Brachear Pashman: Excellent. Well, thanks to all of you for making the trip, for participating in this fellowship, and for coming and sharing your experience with our listeners. Itiel Biran:   Thank you for the opportunity.  

Red Pill Revolution
FBI Infiltrates Twitter & Zeleskyy Time's Person of the Year

Red Pill Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 64:13


In this week's episode, we discuss Time's person of the year being awarded to President of Ukraine Zelenskyy; the ongoing twitter files release showing how the FBI had infiltrated Twitter, and all of the censorship issues during the election over the Hunter Biden Laptop. We also discuss how the Biden administration essentially gave the Saudi Crown Prince amnesty for the murder of Jamal Kashoggi.   Subscribe and leave a 5-star review! ----more---- Donate to support the show by going to https://givesendgo.com/redpillrevolution   Our website https://redpillrevolution.co/    Protect your family and support the Red Pill Revolution Podcast with Affordable Life Insurance. This is attached to my license and not a third-party ad!   Go to https://agents.ethoslife.com/invite/3504a now!   Currently available in AZ, MI, MO, LA, NC, OH, IN, TN, and WV. Email austin@redpillrevolution.co if you would like to sign up in a different state   FULL TRANSCRIPTION      Welcome to the Revolution. Hello and welcome to Red Pill Revolution. My name is Austin Adams, and what I got for you today is going to be a little bit of a mix of, uh, Zelensky the Ukrainian president, uh, apparently winning time person of the year, which I think is interesting. Uh, then we're also going to discuss how he allegedly has ties to one of the top Valencia designers coming on the backs of the controversy surrounding children and the pictures that, you know, we touched on that for a little bit last time. So we will talk about that correlation here. Then we are going to jump into how a judge dismissed the lawsuit over Jamal Khashoggi murder. After specifically the Biden administration backed his immunity, uh, for the Saudi Crown Prince. Uh, then we will go into all things Twitter gait. Now, if you have not heard, and you may not have at this point, uh, Twitter gate is the release of files from Elon Musk outlining kind of what happened during the election cycle with Hunter Biden's laptop. If you recall, there was tons of censorship, tons of warnings, a whole bunch of shenanigans going on during the elections, uh, between Donald Trump and President Biden. Uh, so we will jump into all that, see what they had to say, see what the implications of that are. Uh, we will also talk a bit about, uh, what Elon Musk has talked about recently. Uh, he's currently being investigated over some stuff, uh, as a result of this Twitter gate. Some people. As a kind of pushback from the federal government for doing so. And he also said that he wanted to rightfully punch Kanye West in the mouth, , which we will talk about also. And, and I don't disagree with him because he's just been, okay, we'll, we'll, we'll talk about that first. Alright, but , but . But before I forget, go ahead and hit that subscribe button. Leave a five star review. It would mean the world to me. It takes two seconds out of your day and it really does help out. So please, um, write something that you love about the show. Write your favorite episode, whatever that is. I would truly, truly appreciate it. It takes, again, two seconds. Hit that five star review and it would make me feel good. Yeah, that's what it would do. I'd do a lot of other things too, like help us in the ratings and all that stuff. Get us pushed out to more people. Get this message in front of. But I digress. Thank you for listening and let's jump into it. Welcome to Red Pill Revolution. My name is Austin Adams. Red Pill Revolution started out with me realizing everything that I knew, everything that I believed, everything I interpret about my life is through the lens of the information I was spoonfed as a child. Religion, politics, history, conspiracies, Hollywood medicine, money, food, all of it. Everything we know was tactfully written to influence your decisions and your view on reality by those in power. I'm on a mission, a mission to retrain and reeducate myself to find the true reality of what is behind that curtain. And I'm taking your ass with me. Welcome to the Revolution, Ry. Let's jump into it. And I did say that we would talk about this first. So , I will do it and I should probably get it out of the way. Uh, if you recall, I have put out some videos. I have talked in depth about what was going on with Kanye West. So let's address this situation. Kanye West has since gone off the rails. I have not listened to the full Alex Jones interview, but there was about 15 minutes of highlights that I will save you from. Uh, but I will go listen to the full thing to see and get my real thoughts on this. But from the clips that I listen to and the context, which again, I don't have the full context of the things that he said, but it sounds a lot like. What people were accusing Kanye West of is true. Now, originally, originally, what Kanye West did was if you were not up to date on this situation, Kanye West was calling out industry elites. He was calling out specifically the owners of entertainment companies that own all of the athletes contracts, all of the musicians contracts, all of the, uh, famous people that you know, models all of them. And, and he was calling them out for giving unfair business practices and doing shady business deals. Now he was also calling them out for making him look crazy and, and all of this stuff too. Now, if you have any background on this, you know that there's definitely some truth to these things, right? You understand that there are elite individuals and, and some people hate the word elite, but it's the word that we got, sorry guys. Elite individuals, billionaires, trillionaires around the world who are owners of these large companies and, and they pedal influence socially and make people look terrible. They, you know, potentially Epstein people, all of that type of crazy stuff. So Kanye West came out and, and made a, a big huge podcast interview rounds with all of the larger podcasts that are out there, and he just stopped with info war. With Alex Jones. Now, I, I don't know why he thought Infowars was the place to do this, but he went wild on Infowars. He literally, word for word, said that he loves Hitler. And you, you saw Alex Jones try to like, backpedal him and say like, well, you don't love Hitler. You love the, because I guess they were talking about, you know, the, uh, if you didn't know that the Nazi uniforms were created by Hugo Boss. Interesting. Right? Uh, They were talking about that and Alex Jones go, well, you didn't love that. You loved their fashion. Right? You don't love Adolph Hitler. You love, you know, what, what their fashion was. And he goes, no, there's a lot of things about Nazis that I like. . He, he, I think even at one point he said, I love Nazis. Like all of the wrong things that you say in his position when people were already calling you antisemitic for, specifically pointing to the Jewish Cerian mafia out there that is allegedly controlling news media, controlling entertainment industries and, and calling people to at least pointing it out and trying to raise awareness surrounding what's happening here. And you know, in the same way that you talk about the Italian mafia, and you're not talking about Italian people, there's something to be said that you can speak about a group as an organiz. Due to their ties to one another, and have it not be specifically in a negative connotation about whatever it is that ties to them together. Right? You can have an organization like the Italian Mafia and say, I hate the Italian Mafia. I don't like what they stand for. They kill people. They're terrible people. The Italian Mafia is just a horrible, horrible organization. And then people come in and start going, oh, you're racist against Italians. It's like, no, I'm talking about the ones who kill people. And they just so happen to have. Ties personally to each other. That is the result of Lineage. And in this case it's lineage slash religion as Judaism is, uh, so, and Jewish individuals. So, so that's kind of the differentiation that I find myself in when we're talking about these things. There are absolutely an overwhelming majority of people who own entertainment industries and, and are a part of that elitist class who, who just so happen to be Jewish now. That's nothing against the Jewish race or Jewish class or religion or, uh, lineage. Nothing at all against that. They're just so happens to be that tie and when you call on that tie, not on the things that are actually related to that religion or lineage. Right? That that should not be an issue. So if you talk about the Italian mafia, the Italian mafia is bad. You talk about Jewish, uh, the, the, the Jewish Cerian Mafia, whatever, that some people coin the term, right? All of the people who have, you know, passed down the, the, uh, conspiracy bloodline type things, the George Soros is the Rockefellers, the, you know, go, the list goes on and on. But they all have some sort of ties and the portion of them just so happened to be Jewish, and that was what it seemed to be that what Kanye West was alluding to originally. Now, he went off the rails and just started spewing what is actually antisemitism to say that you support Nazis to say that you like Adolph Hitler in, in any way, shape or form. And like I said in the original one, there's nothing you can do to defend that, right? There's absolutely nothing right now. You can, I, I, I feel like in the same way that you can call it the Italian mafia, Not because they're Italian, but because they're a mafia . It's like where it really comes into play. But that's my 2 cents now. We'll jump into that more when we talk about Elon Musk wanting to punch Kanye in the face. But I did just wanna get outta that. The way I don't support Kanye West in this sense, I don't agree with him on that at all. I think what he said was obviously horrible and terrible and shouldn't be repeated. And in a world where we're only what one and a half generations removed from World War ii, barely one generation removed from World War ii, this is not what we want to spread right now. We should absolutely call out people who are disproportionately negatively affecting culture in society and, you know, social engineering in the, in the worst ways, which is obviously a very real thing in these elitist individual trillion, billion. But once you start calling an entire group based on their religion, ethnicity, lineage, that's obviously not a good thing. Don't do that. Right. So not on the Kanye, Kanye Western, uh, I, I jumped off. Um, but I do still agree with some of the things that he was calling out as far as the, uh, you know, entertainment industry preying on, you know, and then specifically, you know, was what he was saying was black individuals and, and people who are minorities and putting them into terrible contractual relationships, controlling the media, calling people crazy and making it real because they own every outlet that you could do it on. Right. Anyways, I digress. Let's move on to the next topic here, which is going to be that the president of Ukraine, president Zelensky, was named Times person of the year. You heard that right? President Zelensky was named Person's Time. Person's time of the Year, times person of the year. And this is just, I mean, I don't even know what to say. So this article comes from Forbes, . There's probably a couple other people who maybe deserve it. Now, obviously, he's dealing with a tremendous amount of pressure, a tremendous amount of stress, and in the public eye has handled it fairly well. Now, there's been tons of propaganda surrounding zelensky and the things that he said like, I don't need a ride. I need ammo. It's like, you know that maybe that didn't happen. This according to some sources, but let's read on this right here. Ukrainian President Voir Zelensky, was named Times person of the year for 2022 on Wednesday in recognition of his time as Ukrainians leader during Russia's invasion, as Ukrainian forces doubt their deepest attack on Russian soil this week. It talks about the key facts are the magazine emphasizes Zelensky decision to stay in Kiev at the start of Russia's invasion in February, noting how the former comedian became an immediate rallying cry for his country, at least. They call him what he is.  A comedian, uh, Zelensky has held nightly speeches through social media and has continued to speak with the media, including his involvement during a recent New York Time summit, Aaron Judge who broke the single season American League record for home runs while winning the League's MVP award for the New York Yankees was named Athlete of the Year and timed named Black Pink, the Entertainer of the Year. Not even sure who that person is. Hmm. Right. Here's a quote that they call out here, which is that already the next generation of Ukrainians, like Zelensky own son, were learning about the tools of war. Instead of planning for prosperity, the magazine wrote about Zelensky wartime leadership. That is the pattern the president aims to disrupt, and his plans rely more than, relies more on weapons, relies on more than weapons, sorry. All right. Now, uh, this says key background talking about Adolph Hitler. Uh, the time person of the year categorically has historically been associated with people who have been most influential during this year, ranging from previous title holders like Greta Thornberg and Pope Francis, two, Vladimir Putin and Adolph Hitler. Thank you Forbes for calling it as it is. Just because you get Times person of the year does not mean that you are an incredible individual. As a reminder, a Dolf, Hitler and Vladimir Putin himself have both been called persons. F times person of the year. So both Putin and Hitler have been Times person of the year. So take this with a grain of salt is he Times person of the year. Again, he's dealt with tremendous amounts of stress and, and in the public eye he's dealt with it well. There is such a reminder that should be made as he's an actor comedian to begin with, who loves to dance in leather pants. But again, I can't, I can't imagine the amount of stress on these people. So, you know, take my commentary for what it is, but I just find it comical that a literal comedian and actor turned president turned puppet for NATO is Times person of the year. Like the, I really am not immediately coming up with answers as to who this should have been, , um, but maybe, maybe Elon Musk, if he's never been it, I, I would say he's probably had a tremendous impact, um, maybe even more so than Zelensky being a puppet for nato. And, uh, You know, coming up with comedic gold dancing videos in leather pants. Anyways, all right, so the next thing is going to be that we're gonna discuss here is going to be that Zelensky tapped top Valencia designer to oversee charity for Ukrainian refugees. So the same guy who got called Times person of the year was calling on a top Valencia designer to oversee the charity for Ukrainian refugees. You know, the Valencia that was actively engaging in endorsing pedophilia was the one that the president of Ukraine called on to head charities for Ukrainian refugees. You literally cannot make that up. That is a crazy correlation. Causation, who knows? But correlation nonetheless, that Zelensky is working with a top Balenciaga designer. Especially when we're talking about the recent news and all of the things that just came out about Valencia with their satanic pedophilia based ad campaigns all over. Right. And we're finding it that I'm, one thing I'm really happy about with the Valencia thing, and I guess happy isn't the right word, but it, but it, it's relieving to know that these things are still in the public conversation. They're still being, uh, pushed towards good. Right? Because the more people that wake up to this stuff, the more that it becomes a conspiracy theorist that, that these things are going on, uh, or a conspiracy theory that these things are going on, the more that it gets a negative light shut on it. But what the negative light should be shut on is Valencia not the people calling them out for doing, for endorsing pedophilia. The, the, the light should be shed on Zelensky for paying a topia designer to oversee a charity, which is very likely for children, refugees in Ukraine. Probably not the person that you would want to do that with. Uh, so let's read this real quick and see what it has to say. It says, UK Ukraine. Ukrainian President, Zelensky over the summer had recruited top fashion brand, Valencia's creative director to oversee a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees, United 24, which builds itself as a charity, aimed at rebuilding Ukraine and helping refugees claimed in July that Valencia's artistic director, DEMA, who only goes by his first name, would become the organization's ambassador, Demna artistic director for Valencia, selected as ambassador for United 24. He will be exclusively dedicated to rebuild Ukraine, direction for helping refugees. The charity tweeted, which included a link to its website. Now, if I call re, if I recall correctly, Demna was in a big piece of this all, a big piece of it. Now it goes on to say that the humanitarian rebuild Ukrainian direction focuses exclusively on the renovation of critical infrastructure facilities such as roads, bridges, hospitals, and schools to enable refugees to come back to their homes and restart their lives. This came before Valencia was recently embroiled in a scandal over its disturbing ad campaigns, overseen by Denmark, specifically featuring children holding teddy bears in BDSM outfits in a hidden Supreme Court document over to turning a child pornography law. So Zelensky literally hired the person who is the head of directing the Valencia campaigns or surrounding pedophilia to run a refugee program out of Ukraine. There's no way that that's not in some way, shape, or form tied the fact that that comes up and immediately this becomes a conversation. There's no way these things don't have at least a, a, a thin string of yarn connecting them. Says Valencia has since scrubbed its social media presence before issuing numerous apologies after weeks of silence. Demos last, uh, week issued an apology for incorporating a child in BDSM and a cult themed Valencia, a campaign that erupted into a full fledged scandal that culminated with former fans burning Valencia merchandise in protests of its pedophilia. Themes. Themes. This was his response. I want to personally apologize for the wrong artistic choice of concept for the gifting campaign with the kids. And I take my responsibility. It was inappropriate to have kids promote objects that had nothing to do with them. The 41 year old wrote on Instagram, I apologize to anyone offended by the visuals in Balenciaga has guaranteed that adequate measures will be taken not only to avoid similar mistakes in the future. Geez, I hope so. But also to take accountability in protecting child welfare in every way we. Including likely abducting Ukrainian refugees? Oh, allegedly. Speaking of a cultism, in some bizarre new iteration of asymmetric warfare, Ukrainian's Ministry of Defense announced Monday I had recruited actual witches to cast hexes and curses on Russian soldiers. What, what , okay, let's read that one. That's interesting. It says, notably, Ukraine has also been leveraging the openly neo-Nazi as of battalion who's been captured on video conducting pagan blood and soil rituals. What's with Ukraine's ties to the ult? The creation of the charity is curious given, uh, Ukraine's already received tens of billions of dollars from US taxpayers to prop up its war against Russia and launder money Back to Democratic campaigns. Where did all that money go? Uh, and here's the Instagram post that's posted by the defense of Ukraine, which is defense you at on Twitter. It says, render unto God that which belongs to God, and unto the enemy that witches of the enemy beware enemy, you'll get what the witch wants. Volunteers dressed as witches, sending love to our soldiers in the opposite of our enemy, the opposite to our enemy. Wow. What a interesting choice to post on your website. Okay. That's pretty wild. Now, there is like all of the occultism that's going on, all of the, the, the subtweeting of Satanic rituals and, and all of the elitist propaganda that's coming out, trying to portray people who call this out conspiracy theorists and all of this stuff. It's so unbelievable because of how many times it's been rubbed in our face and how many times it's been proven correct. Right. You look at Epstein, you look at Valencia, you look at all of these situations, all of the, the, the Harvey Weinsteins, the, the Bill Clinton, uh, logs to the White House with Epstein there, all of the ties, all of them. And, and it's literally just shoved in your face. And if you deny that there's a, a theme amongst ultra billionaire, rich, elite social groups and sat. Rituals and pedophilia at this point. You are just so naive. It's unbelievable, and you should likely do a lot of research into it because this is something that, while it's easier not to pay attention to, it's easier to not have to formulate an opinion and talk about consistently. It's not helpful to ignore because what if that was your child, right? What? What if that was your child? Even just talk about the Balenciaga campaign. Even if that was just your child in that photograph, your child now for the rest of their life, the rest of their life is now going to at least personally identify with that being that person that was in that, or other people are gonna notice who they are, right? And I hope those parents of the children in the Balenciaga campaigns sue the absolute. Hell outta Valencia and get as much money as possible for positioning their children in the way that they're taken advantage of for these sexualized Satanic ad campaigns. So who would've thought that Zelensky would've hired the same person that was in charge of the Valencia ad campaigns to run a refugee charity, which involved children? That just seems like the literal, worst idea in the world. And, and again, it just talks about the strings that are tied between everything that is going on and these very high up societal, political things that are going on, and it should terrify you. So the next thing, now this, what we're about to discuss is about, uh, Jamal Khashoggi. Now, if you do not know about the situation, it is a atrocity. The man was a journalist. Um, Jamal Khashoggi was a journalist from, uh, I believe Saudi Arabia. Let me go ahead and read it through it here. Um, but I, but I watched this whole documentary on what happened here and what actually occurred. And the reality of it is, is, again, just, just horrifying. So let's, let's actually listen to this. Let's, there's a, a little trailer from the actual movie that I have up here that should explain some of this for you here. So here we. My name is Ha Genius. I am addressing you as a victim. A title forced on me After the brutal murder of my Jamal Jamal Khai, prominent Saudi journalist in Washington Post columnist, has gone missing. After visiting his country's consulate in Istan, he was last entering Saudi Arabia's consulate, taking paperwork to marry his fiance. His fiance saw him go in at 1:00 PM and was still waiting for him at 1:00 AM. Moha, tell me what happened to Mr. Khashoggi Saudi Arabia. Now suddenly there's admitting that Haggi did die. Die Inside that building, Jamal K he's saying that he was killed and, and greeted me. As if I shut the king. We knew that they would try to sweep the whole thing under direct. Is it true that Turkish intelligence obtained audio recordings to show he's murder? I know why Jamal was killed. It's because of me. And here, just so I can read it to you, it says someone may have easily watched everything that went on. So they're talking about there being cameras inside of the building in which he was the consulate in which he was murdered. We've been given orders. He saved some, particularly down in peace of the puzzle, like Saudi body. Double Jamal filled the whole country was against him of this another truth. I said, the best solution is create our own priority. The king firmly denied any knowledge of it. It could have been rogue killers. Who knows? I just received this. Be careful. Move from city to another one and there's a team is going to kill you soon. It's anonymous. He has to be killed in a way that will send message to everyone else because if you kill Jamal is Pepper. Who else you cannot kill? You can't kill everyone. All right, so there's the trailer coming from that movie I highly recommend. You should see it. It's called The Dissident, and I believe I watched it on one of the mainstreaming platforms. So it's called The Dissident, and you should absolutely watch it. It it gives you some really crazy insight to this situation. He was basically went into this consulate and he, he was a high, um, called out the government a lot, fairly consistently for what was going on. I believe I even did a bit of a podcast episode on it. Uh, so I would definitely recommend going back and seeing him when that it was, but The Dissident was a tremendous documentary that outlined this very well, and he went into the consulate and was basically from the evidence that they gathered in this documentary, was beheaded and murdered in front of some type of like webcam where the crown princes. Was allegedly giving orders on what to do and how to kill him. And so this is just to preempt what happened here, because what ended up happening this week, yesterday, I believe, yeah, yesterday, was that the Biden administration backed immunity for Muhammad bin Solomon, who's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. So the president of the United States called on this man the Crown Prince of Mohamed bin Solomon to gain immunity for doing this. And it came true. A judge dismissed a suit against in connection to Jamal Khashoggi death. The suit was filed by Khashoggi fiance who accused MBS of ordering his death to silence him. Khashoggi was murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October of 2018. The US federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against, uh, Saudi Crown Prince, uh, Mohammad bin Solomon over the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. The decision came just weeks after the Biden administration contended with the Saudi ruler, often referred to as MBS should be granted immunity. Judge John Bates, in opinion, said that despite the court's uneasiness and the credible allegations of his involvement in Khashoggi, killing the US has informed the court that he is immune. So MBS is therefore entitled to head of state immunity. Wow. So you can literally get immunity from murdering somebody on outside consulate territory for being a part of a political party in a different country. Ever heard of Crimes against You, man? I mean, this is just ho like what kind of precedence does this set for? And this was a New York, what was it? A New York, um, what was, where was he affiliation? I just said it. New York Times or, or, uh, New York Post. The New York Post journalist. So a, a very well known Washington Post journalist. Um, sorry. And he was murdered horrifically in a consulate and we're just gonna do nothing and even throw out the case based on the, a Biden administration saying that he should not be charged with this. Khashoggi disappeared after visiting the Saudi Consulate in this damn bull in 2018 to obtain documents related to his upcoming marriage. It was later revealed that a group of Saudi Abs agents ambushed him inside the consulate, strangling him before dismembering and disposing of his body. The following month, the CIA concluded that MBS ordered Khashoggi killing. So the CIA literally came out and said that he did this. And then the Biden administration came out and said, nah, we don't care. He's immune. You can literally be head and murder people in any consulate you want, as long as you have enough money in the bank or enough power. Says that a declassified intelligence report released that by the Biden administration last year explicitly implicated MBS and Khashoggi killing. We assessed that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Solomon approved in operation in Istanbul Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi MBS has denied that he ordered the, uh, Khashoggi killing. The lawsuit was filed two years after Khashoggi death by his fiance, Hadis Singes, and accused MBS of ordering the Saudi journalist's death in order to silence him. So imagine being her, you literally have a husband who speaks up and speaks out against these horrific acts by the Saudi princes, by, by the Saudi government. He goes into a consulate and is literally murdered, beheaded, horrifically, strangled to death. And then the CIA comes out and says that he, the mbs, the crown or the Saudi crown Prince was at fault for this. The CIA said that. And then Biden then grants him immunity. Imagine being that woman and imagine feeling like the whole world is against you. Cause what stops them from just murdering her? Now why would they not do that if they're immune from everything that can go on and every, uh, uh, outcome that, that can be? Why would you not just, you know, murder all of your, your political opponents? What, what type of precedent does this set? Cuz that, that's, that's a terrifying thought. Let's see if there's anything else in here. Um, she tweeted, we thought maybe there would be a light to justice from the usa. Jamal died again today. She said, wow. So, uh, president Biden has faced widespread backlash over his approach to US Saudi relations on the campaign trail. Biden pledged to make the oil rich kingdom a pariah over Khashoggi murder. When he came into office, Biden vowed to recalibrate the relationship between Washington and rta, including by ending US support for the Saudi Lake Coalition. The devastating Yemen war MBS is considered the architect of the war, which has for fostered what's been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Hmm, interesting. Wow. It literally got away with murder in this case, and it was because of Biden's immunity. So now there's what we got on that front. Now we're going to move into the Twitter files, but before I do that, what I'm gonna do first is ask that you please. Hit that subscribe button. Takes two seconds, and then you can join us every single week for conversations like this, updates on current events, uh, things that are happening around the world, things that I wanna talk about, and then also upcoming interviews that we're gonna be doing, talking about, uh, questioning narratives that have been giving to us societal structures and, and all of those things that we've talked about before. So, get on the subscription list, go over to Red Pill revolution.co and sign up for the SubT stack. Uh, join us on YouTube on Rumble. All of the video podcasts are posted there. Uh, every single week. We have clips, Instagram, truth, social, uh, everywhere else. We got Bann off of TikTok recently, so I started another one. Um, so there's that, that one is RPR with Austin Adams. And, uh, go find me there. All right. Next thing, if you would like to donate, uh, and help this show continue, you can help fuel the Revolution by going to give send go.com/red pill revolution. Give send go.com/red pill revolution. And I would appreciate it so much. All right. Put a lot of work into this and I appreciate your support more than, you know. It really helps to keep me going, so, alright, let's move on. The next thing that we're going to be discussing here is going to be the Twitter files. So this is being, uh, being, this has been called Twitter gate and it is essentially, uh, Elon Musk has come out and released the files, all of the internal documents and communications surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop. Again, if you recall the Washington Post, speaking about the Washington Post released information and released all of the files surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop, calling on the corruption, calling on the weird sexual escapades drug conversations, the, uh, business dealings happening in Ukraine of all places. Who would've thought, uh, in all of these other things that were going on, and China and all of them. So they released that information. Twitter went ahead, and as soon as this started to spread like wildfire, Twitter, shut it down. They made sure that nobody was going to be able to see these, these types of, uh, conversations. They tried to, they literally, like, I'm pretty sure they, they suspended the Washington Post for posting it. It was all under the guise of hacked materials. Even though the laptop was legally obtained, nobody's ever been arrested. Nobody hacked it at all. It was owned by the computer repair shop that Hunter Biden dropped his laptop off that. And so there was all this internal dialogue, all of these internal, you know, emails and things that were going across, uh, different departments within Twitter and Elon released it all, released it all. And there were some really, really interesting things that happened within these conversations. Some things that we will go over and we'll go basically step by step, line by line on every single tweet, um, and just kind of see if there's anything that we see. So this was a released by Matt Taibi, which is at M T A I B B I on Twitter. And Matt Taibi is one of the favorite journalists of many, many people today. He's an independent journalist who has a sub stack, uh, that has a lot of good UpToDate materials, is one of the places where I like to get a lot of my news from. He's a tremendous journalist and was trusted by Elon Musk to release these in a way that was, uh, and he is probably one of the most trusted known journalists today, so it was very smart of them to do that. So it starts by saying thread. Number one, the Twitter files. And I'm going to go ahead and sip this. What is it? Um, French Toast, I forget. It's by founders, uh, French Toast Bastard by Founders. It's a vanilla cinnamon maple beer, which tastes like cinnamon Toast Crunch. It's delicious. So if you see it around you, it's pretty good. Try it out and, oh, I didn't even take a sip. Here we go. Cheers to you. All right, so number one, the thread says the Twitter files, and it just goes line by line. And he goes kind of like sentence by sentence on this. So he says, what you're about to read is the first installment in a series based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter, the Twitter files tell an incredible story from inside one of the world's largest and most influential social media platforms. It is a Frankenstein tale of a human built mechanism grown out of the control of its designer. Twitter and its conception was a brilliant tool for enabling instant mass communication, making a true, real time global conversation possible for the first time. In an early conception, Twitter was more Twitter, more than lived up to its mission statement, giving people the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers. As time progressed, however, the company was slowly forced to add these barriers. Some of the first tools for controlling speech were designed to combat the likes of spam and financial fraudsters. Slowly over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well, first a little then more often than constantly. By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another. More to review from the Biden team. The reply would come back handled. So what this is showing here is an email coming from the Biden administration calling on spec, specific tweets, specific tweets for them to be taken down and not handled, not, we've looked into this, not we're gonna check it out and see if it violates our guidelines handled. Now, that's an important distinction in the way that we're looking at this, because handled means I did your bidding, not, I did what was under our guidelines. And I think that's an important call out to make here, is that it's not about them following their own guidelines. Now, I think that in almost every situation, besides maybe the one where Kanye is gonna get punched in the face by Elon. Elon, metaphorically for posting a swastika, which we'll talk about next. Almost all free speech should be allowed in almost all settings, right? And, and even at swastika, you just show that you're a piece of shit by posting it. So maybe people should know that you're a piece of shit, not that, you know, maybe we shouldn't hide your stupidity from everyone. Maybe we should show everybody how dumb you are by allowing it to be up there. But that's a separate conversation. So, um, handled is an important term, not we're gonna look into this, not we're gonna check it out, no handled. We did it, we did it for you because you sent it to us. Now it goes on to say the celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party. Now this email is, uh, starts off by saying, I grabbed the first one under si deferred to safety on the high profile. Second one, the high profile, second one being real. James Woods, the first one being Stephan Luan. Um, but what that's saying is it wasn't just regular everyday people, it was celebrities too. It goes on to say that both parties had access to these tools. For instance, in 2020 requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign were received and honored. However, the system wasn't balanced. It was based on contacts. Because Twitter was and is overwhelmingly staffed by people of one political orientation. There were more channels, more ways to complain open to the left than the right, and it shows that 99.7% of all contributions to political parties within this company went to the Democratic Party, which is no surprise with it being in Silicon Valley. Then it goes on to say the resulting slant in content moderation decisions is visible through the documents that you were about to read. However, it's also the assessment of multiple current and former high level executives. Now he goes on to say that the Twitter file is part one. How and why Twitter blocked the Hunter Biden laptop story. It says On October 14th, 2020, the New York Post published, gosh, I got it mixed up again. It was the, I thought it was the was. It was the New York Post, not the Washington Post that did it published Biden Secret emails and the expose based on the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop. Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be unsafe. They then even blocked its transmission via direct message. A tool here to reserved for extreme cases such as child pornography, white House spokesperson, Kayley Mc McNay.  Was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story. Prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn, who see it to at least pretend to care for the next 20. So this email is from one of the heads of the Trump campaign and says Kaylee McNaney has been locked out from her account for simply talking about the New York Post story. All she did was cite the story on firsthand reporting that has been reported by other outlets and not disputed by the Biden campaign. I didn't answer immediately on when and how she will be unblocked. I also don't appreciate how anybody on this team called me regarding the news, how nobody on the team called me regarding this news that you'll be censoring news articles. Like I said, at least pretend to care for the next 20 days. This led to public policy executive Carolyn Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms and policy teams who had little less control over moderation and the safety and trust teams. And the email there said, hi team. Are you able to take a look closer here? Thank you. STRs note returned the answer that the laptop story had been removed for violations of the company's hack materials policy. And that's kind of the thing that you see even in these. Emails that they, they knew it was bullshit. They knew the hacked material stuff was bullshit. They didn't, they knew it wasn't gonna stick. They even talked about it. And we'll look at that here in just a second. But they talked about how is this even something that we can legally stand by when? And if it comes to that, because they knew that it was bs. And so they said, oh, it's about the hack materials policy, even though they had no reason to believe that it was hacked materials at all. And here's the next one, says, although several sources recalling hearing about a general warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there's no evidence that I've seen of any government involvement in the laptop story. In fact, that might have been the problem. Now, what is a, what a they're kind of, Matt is discussing here is the fact that CEO of mea, mark Zuckerberg went on Joe Rogan and said that the FBI specifically called on him to. Keep an eye out for Russian disinformation specifically about the Hunter Biden laptop story, if I'm recalling correctly. And so there was a lot of backlash surrounding that. Probably not nearly enough as there should be about the FBI weaponizing its political ties and corporate ties to help sway the election. But nonetheless, they did it. And so this goes on to say, although several sources were called hearing about a general warning, right? Then we just read that the decision was made by the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, but with former legal head of or former head of Legal Policy and trust, Vijaya Gad playing a key role. Now also, if you recall, Vijaya went onto Joe Rogan with. Or I'm with Jack Dorsey. Jack Dorsey went on Joe Rogan, but brought a, the head of legal of his team to discuss this all because she was the one that made these decisions. Right. And everybody's kind of pointed the finger at Jack Dorsey, but a lot of people have come to Jack Dorsey's defense. Apparently a lot of this Jack Dorsey didn't know anything about, which becomes a bigger issue when you're, you know, a large corporation controlling the flow of information and conversation surrounding the whole world, but specifically from the standpoint of one political ideology in one country. Right? That seems to be a big issue here, especially when it comes to the tech world. The tech world is overwhelmed by liberal ideology and not just like your buddy who is a supporter of, uh, democratic belief systems. Uh, the healthcare system and abortion, not just like your but but far left individuals in one of the most liberal places in the world. A an extremist ideology in many senses. Just as much as there is an extremist ideology on the very far. Right. Right. So it's like, I wouldn't want either of those sides to control the political conversations that are happening or even the regular conversations because they're going to want to skew it in the way that benefits their ideology. And that's not a good thing for humanity. There should always be checks and balances, right? There's literally nothing good about the two party system. But if I had to say something good about it is that it balances each other right there. There, there's a checks and balances in the way that half of the country agrees with this, and half of the country agrees with that. And so maybe decisions aren't made as hastily and as once it comes to extreme ideology, you're gonna have a lot of pushback from at least half of the. Right. So anyways, it goes on to say that, uh, quote, they just freelanced it is how one former employee characterized the decision hacking was this excuse. But within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that that wasn't going to hold, but no one had the guts to reverse it. You can see the confusion in the following length, the exchange, which ends up including GAD and former Trust and Safety Chief UL Roth Comms Official. Trent Kennedy writes, I'm struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this as unsafe. So he goes into and is a little irritated by this. So let's read the whole thing and it says Trent and Kennedy. I'm struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this unsafe. And I think the best explainability argument for this externally would be that we're waiting to understand if the story is the result of hack materials. We'll face hard questions on this if we don't have some kind of solid reasoning for marking the link Unsafe. Yeah, as you should, right? So, Next, the one says, by this point, everyone knew that this was fucked, says one former employee, quote . But the response was essentially to air on the side of continuing to air. Um, so here it says, this is the email from UL Roth, the policy basis attack materials. Though as discussed, this is an emerging situation where the facts remained unclear. Given the severe risks here in lessons of 2016, we're airing on the side of including a warning in preventing this content from being amplified. Uh, VJA, what is the warning that will come up? You? Well, when you click the link, you'll see the generic unsafe URL message. Not ideal, but it's the one thing that we have. And then Ian said, whatever we do in the coms, this will become a bias claim for Jack pre-hearing immediately. Let's make it clear we're proactively be cautiously interpret, interpreting this through the lens of our hacked materials policy, and allowing the link with the warning and significant reduction of spread. Uh, then this is where the really big question comes up and it comes from the VP of Global Comms and he says to Ian's point, can we truthfully claim that this is a part of the policy as a part of our approach to addressing potentially hacked materials? We are limiting visibility of related stories on Twitter while our investigation is ongoing. Can we actually do this? Like, are we gonna get, is this legal grounds that we don't wanna find ourselves in? Right. And it goes on to say to which former Deputy general counsel, Jim Bak, again, seems to advise staying the, uh, non course because caution is warranted. If fundamental problem with the tech community in content moderation. Many people in charge of speech know care little about speech and have been told, or have been, have to be told the basics by outsiders. And that was coming from Matt Tay. Uh, yeah. It goes on to talk about the Bill of Rights. Somebody calls out, um, that they were worried about, that kind tries to reroute the conversation to the First Amendment mentioned, which is generally hard to find in the files. Uh, and they were concerned about Section two 30, right? Section two 30 was the, um, legislation that was to be passed that would make the companies liable for news that they're spreading or not spreading. Uh, so that starts to frame the conversation a little bit more from their concern. They're not actually concerned with doing something wrong. They're concerned about it coming back on them politically. So within a day, the head of policy lowering Culbertson receives a gly letter from Carl sbo, which had already pulled 12 members of Congress, nine and three, nine Republicans, and three Democrats from the House of Judiciary Committees. And basically none of them were happy about the fact that they curtailed this story. Uh, not choice. Lets Twitter know a blood bath awaits an upcoming hill hearings. Em, uh, with members saying it's a tipping point, complaining tech has grown so big that they can't even regulate themselves. So government may need to intervene. Yeah. You think, uh, it says that when asked just how bad the situation is, one staffer said it's text access Hollywood moment and it has no Hillary to hide behind. Others. Were more blunt tech is screwed and rightfully so. Yeah. So it's like interesting to see that there was actually some conversations going on by employees saying that this isn't right. Right. Um, and then they even literally said that the First Amendment isn't absolutely like Yes. Yes it is. That's how the constitution works. Uh, and this is from SAS's letter containing chilling messages, relaying democratic lawmaker's attitudes. They want more moderation. And as for the Bill of Rights, it's not absolute with said, Uh, so there are multiple instances in the files of Dorsey intervening to question suspensions and other moderation act actions for accounts across the political spectrum. So some people have called this whole thing like, kind of like a nothing situation that it's not gonna have any big, huge public crowd cries. But I think this, if this does nothing but instill trust in Elon Musk's Twitter, that's a good thing, right? If, if he's willing to open up their books and, and open source all of the conversations that were be being had within this company, I think that's a positive thing for Twitter overall. I think that's a powerful thing for, you know, free speech overall. Um, I truly do believe that he did the right thing here and, and, and he didn't have to do this honestly. He, like was the one that called on this to happen. Um, Matt Taibi goes on to say it's been a whirlwind of a 96 hours for me too. There's so much more to come, including answers to questions about issues like shadow banning, boosting follower accounts, the fate of various individual accounts and more. These issues are not limited to the political right, and he says goodnight. Um, so there is a part two to this, which came up yesterday, and this is supplemental Twitter files. It says on Friday the first installment of Twitter files was published. Here we expect to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay. We can now tell you part of the reason why on Tuesday, Twitter, deputy General Counsel and former FBI General counsel, Jim Baker, was fired. Wow. Among the reasons, fighting the first batch of Twitter files without knowledge of new. The process for producing the Twitter files involve delivery to two journalists, Barry Weiss and me, via a lawyer close to new management. However, after the initial batch, things came, became complicated over the way. Over the weekend while we both dealt with obstacles to new searches, it was Barry Weiss who discovered that the person in charge of releasing the files was someone named Jim. When she called to ask Jim's last name, the answer came back. Jim Baker, my jaw. Hit the floor. It says Weiss. The first batch of files both, uh, both, both reporters received was Mark Spectra Baker emails. Uh, and then it goes on to say that, let's see if we can go back. Bakker is a controversial figure. He was spend something of a zeek of FBI controversies dating back to 2006 from the Steele dossier to the Alpha Server mess. He resigned in 2018 after an investigation into the. To the press the news that B was reviewing the Twitter files surprised everyone involved to say the least. New Twitter Chief Elon Musk acted quickly to exit Baker Tuesday. Reporters assumed searches through the Twitter files material. Oh, reporters resumed searches through the Twitter file materials. A lot of it today, the next installment will appear, uh uh, through Barry Weiss. Stay tuned. Now let's see if Barry Weiss has posted it, but it does not seem to be, so, yeah. All right. So yeah, and then that's the, that's the thing with this is like some people are like, oh, why are we still care? Like, right. The rights obsession with Hunter Biden was an article that I saw in Weis, right, is like the weird obsession with Hunter Biden. You know, the son of the current president of the United States who did shady business deals, peddling his father's influence to foreign countries and adversaries for profit. Along with what seemed to be sexual or exploitation of prostitutes, an ungodly amount of crack cocaine being consumed through a meth pipe. , uh, what else? Um, underage girls in, in foreign countries allegedly, uh, tear, terrible, disgusting pictures of him naked. Uh, all of these things, like why wouldn't people, the fact that people still aren't talking about that is more wild than the fact that people are, and the fact that it was like completely shut down, like they. Achieved what they wanted to. They, they, they exceeded all expectations on this by going ahead and making sure that nobody got to really see this. It didn't become a public conversation that changed much of anything. Everybody knows about this, but nobody's talking about it. I've done multiple, multiple deep dives into the Hunger Biden laptop. Uh, one episode specifically was a deep, deep dive into it. The emails, the pictures, the, uh, drugs, the prostitution, his dad, all of this stuff, even the Diary of Ashley, all of that stuff. I've done a whole podcast on it. So go back and listen to that. It's so wild. If you need to refresh your memory on how fucking crazy that whole thing was, go back and listen to that podcast because it, it is just mind boggling that this is not a more consistent conversation and that people aren't still freaking out about it. And I'm glad, again, I'm glad this is a consistent, now bringing this back up, but. It's still concerning, right? That it, that it has not changed anything. Hunter Biden's still out there walking. He, he hasn't been charged with, with Ping his father's influence Hunter. But Joe Biden's still the president of the United States, even though he was doing shady business deals with Ukrainian energy companies, two years before they were inverted by Russia. Shady business deals with China, right? You remember the China Joe, China Joe, like, I need to work on my Donald Trump. But, uh, but you remember all that, right? But if you don't, and if you need a refresher, go back and listen to that podcast, uh, because it is, it, it, it's truly should be a far bigger conversation than it actually has been. All right. Um, let's see if there's anything else that are here for us. Okay. Let's move on to. Um, and this is going to be the, that Elon Musk. Since this happened, since releasing these articles and releasing all of the communications through Twitter, Elon Musk says that he is at risk of being assassinated, assassinated as a result of everything that's been going on. So, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has declared his risk of assassination is quite significant in a ranging, uh, new chat. So let's see if we can maybe get some audio on this and give you guys a little bit of this, this story here. And here we come on. It's loading. Go. The risk of something bad happening to me of even literally being shot is quite, uh, sign. I'm definitely not gonna be, you know, doing any open air car parades, any open air car parades. What is he alluding there to? Hmm. Right. Maybe the, the, the JFK assassination. Right. Uh, wow, that's, that's a cool, a good little, uh, sub sub conversation subtweet, if I may, surrounding that , uh, Elon Musk has claimed that his risk of assassination is quite significant and the ranging, uh, two hour q and a audio chat on Twitter spaces, the social media platform CEO told listeners he definitely would not be doing any open air car parades. Let me put it that way. Frankly, the risk of something bad happen to me, or even leg or even literally being shot is quite significant. It's not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to. So hopefully they don't. And fate smiles upon the situation with me, and it does not happen. There's definitely some risk there. The Tesla CEO in world's richest man, they self-proclaimed free speech, absolute added that at the end of the day, we just want to have a future where we're not oppressed. Yeah, that's a good future. Um, our speech is not suppressed, and we can say that what we want to say without fear of appraisal, he declared, as long as you're not really causing harm to somebody, Then you should be able to say what you want. This attitude has been clear since Must take over of Twitter last month. He has reinstated previously suspended accounts, including former President Donald Trump, and announced he would grant a general amnesty that everyone who has been booted off that had not been broken a law or engaged in spam must also ended Twitter's policy against Covid 19 misinformation and dismantled the company's trust and safety teams amid mass layoffs. Much of must conversation on Twitter spaces, which took place on Saturday night. Local time was devoted to the so-called Twitter files, a selection of internal documents released by journalist Matt Taibbi on Friday. Taibbi threat included files that showed Joe Biden's team instructing Twitter employees to remove specific Twitter political content in October, 2020, just weeks before he was elected president. Wow. Goes on to say that if Twitter was doing one team's bidding before an election, shutting down dissenting voices on a pivotal election, that is the definition of election interference. Musk, who has been highly critical of the platforms prior management, said, frankly, Twitter was acting like an arm of the Democratic National Committee. It was absurd. Musk had give, uh, said he had given Taibi as well as journalist Barry Weiss, unfettered access to old internal documents. Teasing more would be released and dubbing them the Twitter files, episode two. Wow. So that's interesting and that, that's something to be sad about, that like, there's always this talk about like assassination and in rightfully so, right, you have situations like, you know, the whole Epstein thing being an actual term used for the government wanting to, I don't know, kill you. Uh, And, and, you know, being in the space that I'm in, I've had some funny little messages before surrounding this type of thing for speaking about the things I speak about even. And I'm just a little guy here, not doing anything wrong, just giving my opinion on stuff, , but don't kill me. Um, but, uh, it is interesting and I like the way that he puts it, right? It, it is fairly easy to have somebody killed, he says. But I hope fate smiles upon me. . I love, I like that quote a lot. I almost should make a t-shirt out of that one. Uh, so the next part of the Elon Musk files is that after, uh, after this whole release of the Twitter files, Musk's neural link is under investigation. Over potential animal welfare violations, and this happened immediately after the Twitter files. Twitter files were released. Who would've thought the probe comes amid staff complaints about the company's animal testing being rushed. Elon Musk medical device company, Neurolink, is facing a federal probe in employee backlash and make claims of rushed animal testing causing needless suffering in deaths. Neurolink Corp is working on developing a brain implant. Hopes will curate range of neurological conditions including paralysis and Alzheimer's. According to the document seen by Reuters and interviews with staff, Neurolink employees have complained that pressure from CEO to speed up research has led to botch tests in unnecessary animal deaths. The recently launched federal investigation is focused on violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which governs how people or how animals are treated in research facilities. Now, what is the likelihood that two days after Elon Musk releases all of the files showing that Twitter was literally an extension of the Democratic National Party? To stifle dissenting voices. What are the odds that immediately following that Neurolink, all of the sudden has a federal probe into it? Right? And you even have the, uh, the White House Press Secretary calling, you know, people asking her if what their thoughts are on the Twitter, uh, gate Pro, uh, Twitter gate files and everything like that. And, uh, she kind of just stops the conversation. Doesn't say anything, circles back to it, right? As you would expect in the whole situation. So not much to be talked about there. And then Elon Musk also said that he personally wanted to punch Kanye West after the rapper posted a swastika on Twitter. I've already talked about that. I've already touched on it, so I'm not gonna do it much further. But yeah, maybe don't promote Nazis. That's not a good thing. Uh, and Kanye West got suspended again after doing all of that, right? After getting a good portion of society. Like there was a decent size rally cry around Kanye West, calling out the Jewish entertainment elites and the owners of multimedia companies in Disney and all of these, you know, large entertainment organizations and news media companies. There was a decent rally around it briefly until he went off the rails. Now, now again, I would like to go listen to the interview with Alex Jones. I will at some point and I'll update you guys on it cuz I want the context, right? Everything can be taken out of context. I really don't see how saying you love Hitler can be taken out of context. I, I, I don't exactly see how that one can be cured. Um, so again, off the Kanye train, not, uh, not something I support. So on that note, thank you guys for listening. I appreciate you so much. And. Head over to Red Hill revolution.co. Join the sub stack, uh, hit the subscribe button. Leave a five star view if you're still here with me now, you just gave me an hour of your time and I can't tell you how much that means to me. I love doing this for you guys. I appreciate all of the messages and um, everything in all the discussions surrounding this stuff. So, um, please reach out. Austin Red pill revolution.coo.com is for losers. Join the SubT stack and I will see you guys next time. Thank you so much.      

covid-19 god united states ceo new york time founders head president donald trump trust china disney tiktok hollywood house washington hell new york times speaking religion russia joe biden ukraine russian local elon musk kanye west ministry italian write revolution forbes congress jewish white house league fbi supreme court defense protect nazis republicans silicon valley mvp rights democrats vladimir putin washington post cheers elite adolf hitler alzheimer's disease joe rogan cia democratic denmark tn volunteers ukrainian wtf saudi arabia john f kennedy new york yankees mark zuckerberg nato diary frankenstein emails crimes hopes judaism outsiders rituals world war bill clinton pepper kyiv rumble epstein istanbul turkish bdsm themes alex jones democratic party slowly harvey weinstein saudi weiss ties reuters first amendment pope francis yemen satanic steele new york post hunter biden entertainer takes demos frankly deputy sas shady aaron judge general counsel george soros ping red pill jack dorsey zelensky reporters rockefeller dorsey lineage wv balenciaga american league achieved infowars cuz unsafe jamal khashoggi gad blackpink trump white house bann mbs dissidents ry teasing uptodate geez democratic national committee khashoggi bakker james woods french toast crown prince weis causation person of the year white house press secretary hugo boss matt taibbi prompting ukrainian president red hill dema rpr jim baker neurolink culbertson italian mafia saudi crown prince vijaya strs us saudi dolf taibbi subt istanbul turkey moha legal policy jamal kashoggi animal welfare act saudi consulate crown prince mohammad vja barry weiss democratic national party
Talk to Al Jazeera
Ibrahim Kalin: What's the extent of Turkey's operation in Syria? | Talk to Al Jazeera

Talk to Al Jazeera

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 25:35


Following last month's attack in Istanbul, the Turkish government has blamed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its affiliated groups in neighbouring countries.In response, Ankara has threatened to launch a ground operation into northern Syria.The US and Russian governments have warned against such a move.But if the Turkish military goes ahead with a ground offensive, what will be its wider regional effect?We will put that to the man who has served as a member of the Turkish Security and Foreign Policy Council and chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The Turkish presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, talks to Al Jazeera.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribeFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglishFind us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeeraCheck our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/@AljazeeraEnglish#Aljazeeraenglish#News

Quergelesen | Inforadio
Für Freiheit des Wortes: Aslı Erdoğan mit "Requiem für eine verlorene Stadt"

Quergelesen | Inforadio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 24:52


Sie ist die Symbolfigur für Widerstand gegen Willkürherrschaft in der Türkei. Unfreiwillig hat Aslı Erdoğan Istanbul und ihr Land verlassen, lebt im deutschen Exil. Sie fühle sich verbannt aus ihrer Muttersprache - die sei ihre wirkliche Heimat, sagt die preisgekrönte Autorin. Von Nadine Kreuzahler

Cutting For Sign with Ron Cecil and Daniel Penner Cline

David Haines is a British/Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. He studied in London and Amsterdam and his work spans drawing, painting, moving image, text and music. His work was recently shown at the British Museum, in London and in the past has shown in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Estonia, Istanbul, HongKong, and New York. David, believes that drawing and painting are media that liberate the image from the dehumanized abstraction of its digital reproducibility, that there are deeply psychological reasons why we return time and again to singular images in our digitally drenched society, and that it is the handmade image, in all its materiality, that offers us the closeness we desire. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cutting-for-sign/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cutting-for-sign/support

Full Out, The Real Travis and Stacy Podcast

Guest interview: Alison Faulk DANCE HERO: Tyce Diorio, Topics: 2022 MTV Awards, Nicki Minaj, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Star Search, Gary Harrison & Co., Marguerite Derricks, Janet Jackson, Roommates?, working in Istanbul, Turkey with Tarkan, Magic Mike Live Tour, Channing Tatum, Luke Broadlick, P!nk, Leo Moctezuma, Dreya Weber, Stay ready, Your reputation precedes you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Géopolitique, le débat
Où en est la Syrie en cette fin 2022?

Géopolitique, le débat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 50:00


Le conflit en Syrie a été le grand oublié de l'année 2022. Avec la guerre en Ukraine, l'attention médiatique s'est détournée de la Syrie et d'un conflit qui a fait les gros titres, plusieurs années durant. La guerre est pourtant toujours en cours, ponctuée de raids menés par trois pays : Israël, la Turquie et la Russie. La tension militaire ne faiblit pas dans le nord de la Syrie. Le 20 novembre 2022, Ankara lançait l'opération baptisée «Griffe épée», bombardant des positions kurdes du PKK et des Unités de protection du peuple YPG. Ankara accuse ces forces d'être à l'origine de l'attentat à Istanbul, le 13 novembre 2022, faisant 6 morts et 80 blessés. Les incursions de ces trois dernières années ont déjà consolidé l'empreinte turque dans la région... l'objectif d'Ankara étant de chasser les Kurdes de la frontière. Pendant ce temps, Bachar al-Assad poursuit sa politique de normalisation du régime marquée par une reprise de relations diplomatiques avec un nombre croissant de pays de la région. À l'occasion de la parution de «Syrie: le pays brûlé (2011-2021) le livre noir des Assad». Éd. du Seuil, Regard. Invités : Hala Kodmani, journaliste franco-syrienne. Grand reporter à Libération. « Seule dans Raqqa » éd Équateurs 2017 Ziad Majed, politiste, professeur et directeur du programme des études du Moyen-Orient à l'Université Américaine de Paris. «Syrie, la révolution orpheline» Actes Sud 2014 Joël Hubrecht, membre du Comité de rédaction de la Revue Esprit. Responsable du programme Justice Pénale Internationale et transitionnelle à l'Institut des Études et de la Recherche sur le droit à la Justice.

International report
Turkey's Erdogan cosies up to Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

International report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 6:17


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Italy's newly elected far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni appear to be finding unlikely common ground on issues relating to Africa and migration. Meloni's is the latest in a list of strong partnerships that Erdogan has been working to build with European far-right leaders. At the first meeting between Erdogan and Meloni, there were smiles and a warm handshake on the sidelines of the G-20 gathering in Indonesia. Despite one of Meloni's first moves after winning the general election calling for a freeze on mosque construction in Italy. Common ground At the same time, Erdogan is positioning himself as a defender of Muslim rights, at home and abroad, as he heads into elections next year. But Huseyin Bagci, head of the Ankara-based Foreign Policy Institute, says the Italian and Turkish leaders have plenty of common ground.  "Tayyip Erdogan is an Islamist and a Turk. Meloni is Christian and Italian. So, they understand each other much better," said Bagci. "They don't talk about certain values, democratic values, they talk about the religious values, they talk about the nationalistic values, and I think they will understand each other much better than the others," added Bagci. One of Meloni's priorities is to stem migration from Africa, much of which comes through Libya. In addition, Turkey has strong ties with Libya's Government of National Unity, giving Erdogan a vital bargaining chip. "Turkey now has a base in west Libya. It controls all critical infrastructure in west Libya. And as you know, west Libya is a very important human trafficking point to Europe," pointed out," Aya Burweila, a visiting lecturer on security at the Hellenic National Defense College in Athens."  "So, Turkey now has a base in North Africa. They control the ports right now in western Libya," added Burweila. "They control the militias in west Libya involved in human trafficking. So definitely, this is a bargaining chip with them going Europe." Italy's far-right Meloni becomes country's first woman to lead government Strained relationships But Rome could pay a high cost for deepening ties with Ankara. Relations between Turkey and European Union member Greece over several territorial disputes, with the country's armed forces regularly challenging one another. Turkey also has strained relations with Egypt, an important trading partner of Italy.  "I think Italy has not forgotten that it's a European nation," points Mediterranean analyst Jalal Harchaoui of the civil-society network Global Initiative.  "Italy also has a lot of hydrocarbon business going with Egypt. It's not in the business of angering Egypt particularly. So, I would really keep a distinction between Turkey and Italy. Italy is not very happy to see this level of controversy," added Harchaoui.  Italian analysts also point out that while Meloni campaigned on a platform attacking the European Union leadership, the new Italian Prime Minister now in power is seeking to consolidate her position, which, at least for now, appears to be seeking to avoid confrontation with Brussels. "In the electoral campaign during which Meloni declared her party is not so European integrated and so on and so forth. After having won the election, she decided to turn to a more European-integrated foreign policy. Tightening the alliance with Nato, with the other western allies with the United States and the European Union," observes Alessia Chiriatti, a researcher on the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa for the Italian-based IAI think tank says. Who is Giorgia Meloni, the far-right contender set to be Italy's first female PM? Italy and Europe Chiriatti argues Meloni will be careful not to isolate herself in Europe with her dealings with Erdogan. "The Meloni foreign policy will be related to Italian membership in the European Union. So it could be possible to collaborate more intensively with Turkey on migration Italian role in Maghreb and Middle East but not without the European dimension for Meloni and for Italy," added Chiriatti. But Meloni and Erdogan share strained relations with French President Emmanuel Macron over incidents in which Italian authorities recently refused to allow a ship carrying migrants to dock. The vessel then had to go to France, where the migrants finally disembarked. The Turkish and Italian leaders also aim to challenge France's lucrative economic interests in Africa. Paris Perspective #32: NATO and the Erdogan paradox - Dorothée Schmid Relations with France During her election campaign, Meloni slammed France's colonial record in Africa and accused Paris of persisting with a colonial mentality towards African countries. Her words echo Erdogan's frequent criticism of France. Erdogan has years of experience working with other far-right and right-wing European leaders like Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban.  "He actually has a good working relationship with Islamaphobe autocrats like Orban, for instance, or like Putin, for instance, who might not be seen as a particular pro-Islamist. I mean, who might not be seen as a particular pro-Islamist," notes Senem Aydin-Duzgit a professor of international relations at Sabanci University near Istanbul. "So, it doesn't matter if she's (Meloni) far right, and I think it might even work more to his (Erdogan) interests that she is far right. Because he, Turkey, the current Turkish government, is quite happy to see a Europe that's disunited and that is devoid of so-called values." Istanbul's newest bridge was built by an Italian company. Trade is the bedrock of Italian-Turkish ties, which the two countries leaders appear ready to build upon. 

Strait Talk
Türkiye, Saudi Arabia Close to Finalising $5 Billion Deposit Deal

Strait Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 11:57


Last week, Türkiye's Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati met with Saudi Trade Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi in Istanbul. The meeting was the latest in a series of high profile visits that is restoring ties between Ankara and Riyadh, following years of tensions and open hostility. One of the major points discussed was a $5 billion deposit that Saudi Arabia is planning to make into Türkiye's Central Bank. A Saudi official says the deal is in the final phase of discussions. The Saudi deposit would add to the $28 billion dollars Turkiye's central bank already holds in currency swaps, with several countries, including the UAE, Qatar, China and South Korea. And once approved, the deal would be the latest move by both countries to shore up economic ties following a year of high level visits. For the past several years, Ankara and Riyadh were at odds over a number of issues, including the blockade of Qatar and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi back in 2018. GUESTS Manas Chawla CEO of London Politica Betul Akkas Dogan Gulf Studies Researcher

Jerusalem Studio
Turkey's looming offensive into Syria – Jerusalem Studio 731

Jerusalem Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 27:31


The lethal terror attack on civilians innocently walking down Istanbul's Istiklal Street on November 13 was probably perpetrated by a Kurdish underground cell fighting Turkish rule over this ethnic group. President Erdogan responded by air raids into Kurdish concentrations in northern Syria, bordering Turkey, and promising that a ground offensive will follow when conditions are most suitable. The Kurdish forces in Syria, who comprise the better part of the local inhabitants fighting with American support the remnants of Daesh (Islamic State), threatened to abstain from this campaign. Washington is thus once again trying to placate Ankara, in order to serve a higher strategic interest. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen, Host. - Amir Oren, Editor at Large, Host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play. - Omer Ozkizilcik, Foreign Policy and Security Analyst. - Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Former U.S. Under Secretary Of Defense. Articles on the topic: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/turkey-preparing-syria-offensive/ https://www.tv7israelnews.com/turkey-blames-us-russia-for-syria-attacks/ https://www.tv7israelnews.com/gantz-erdogan-hold-security-talks/ You are welcome to join our audience and watch all of our programs - free of charge! TV7 Israel News: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/563/ Jerusalem Studio: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/18738/ TV7 Israel News Editor's Note: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/76269/ TV7 Europa Stands: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/82926/ TV7 Powers in Play: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/84954/ TV7 Israel: Watchmen Talk: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/76256/ Jerusalem Prays: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/135790/ TV7's Times Observer: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/97531/ TV7's Middle East Review: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/997755/ My Brother's Keeper: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/53719/ This week in 60 seconds: https://www.tv7israelnews.com/vod/series/123456/ Those who wish can send prayer requests to TV7 Israel News in the following ways: Facebook Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/tv7israelnews Email: israelnews@tv7.fi Please be sure to mention your first name and country of residence. Any attached videos should not exceed 20 seconds in duration. #IsraelNews #tv7israelnews #newsupdates Rally behind our vision - https://www.tv7israelnews.com/donate/ To purchase TV7 Israel News merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/tv7-israel-news-store Live view of Jerusalem - https://www.tv7israelnews.com/jerusalem-live-feed/ Visit our website - http://www.tv7israelnews.com/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/tv7israelnews Like TV7 Israel News on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tv7israelnews Follow TV7 Israel News on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tv7israelnews/ Follow TV7 Israel News on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tv7israelnews

Accents d'Europe
Chasser l'élan en Suède

Accents d'Europe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 19:30


Art de vivre ou sport pour les uns, activité dangereuse pour les autres, accidentogène, la chasse oppose souvent les ruraux aux urbains, et témoigne des nouveaux usages de la nature un peu partout en Europe. En Suède, c'est en ce moment la période de la chasse à l'élan, animal emblématique du pays. Une chasse particulière, un peu sacralisée, et qui attire de plus en plus de femmes. Un reportage de Carlotta Morteo. L'Anatolie, terre de chasse ancestrale, devenue depuis quelques décennies une destination de choix pour des chasseurs étrangers en quête d'espèces à la taille et aux caractéristiques exceptionnelles. Strictement encadrée, cette «chasse touristique» est une activité lucrative pour l'État. À Istanbul, Anne Andlauer.   La bonne nouvelle de Clémence Pénard : soigner les brûlés avec une greffe de peau de poisson Le cabillaud, et plus particulièrement sa peau, peut sauver des vies. En Islande, elle est utilisée pour soigner les grands brûlés. C'est une bonne nouvelle. Avec Clémence Pénard. Le musée de Londres fait peau neuve Le 4 décembre 2022, le musée de Londres fermera ses portes pour 4 ans. Il rouvrira pour raconter l'histoire de la capitale britannique autrement, et à quelques centaines mètres de son site initial, mais toujours au sein du quartier historique de Londres, aujourd'hui le quartier financier, la City. Un reportage signé Marie Billon. La chronique musique de Vincent Théval Duo Ruut Liisa pehmes süles (Estonie).

Sportlanders, The Podcast
The O'Leary Review - Ep 11 - Hartmuth Pelger

Sportlanders, The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 39:49


The O'Leary Review Podcast Guest: Hartmuth Pelger December 1, 2022   Recently, we got a chance to sit down—virtually, of course, because I'm in California and he's in Austria—with Hartmuth Pelger. Hartmuth is a multilingual business executive with more than 25 years of experience managing a wide range of financial functions, from analysis to auditing. Currently, he is a CFO in the e-Mobility sector. Hartmuth lives in Austria but has also lived in 8 countries across three continents during his well-traveled life. More importantly, Hartmuth started a parallel career in business coaching for high-performing individuals.   Tom Woods 100 One of the goals of this program is to get at least 100 people within the Tom Woods orbit on the podcast. “Tom's orbit” is loosely defined, but in our case, Hartmuth is number 8. Ninety-two to go! #TomWoods100   Book mentioned Tomorrow's Gold: Asia's age of discovery by Marc Faber   Influences The Peter Schiff Show — where Tom Woods developed some of his radio/podcasting chops as a guest host for Peter.   The Mises Institute — The Mises Institute exists to promote teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, and individual freedom, honest history, and international peace, in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. Founded in 1982 by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.   Hans-Hermann Hoppe — an Austrian School economist and libertarian/anarcho-capitalist philosopher, is Professor Emeritus of Economics at UNLV, Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, founder and president of The Property and Freedom Society, former editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and a lifetime member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is married to economist Dr. A. Gulcin Imre Hoppe and resides with his wife in Istanbul.   Digging through the archives, we found the debut episode of the Tom Woods Show which Hartmuth mentions.   Ethnic Germans in Romania The Wikipedia entry – Germans of Romania A New York Times article (behind paywall), “Ethnic Germans in Romania Dwindle” A fascinating 8+ minute video on The Exodus of Romania's German-speaking Minority.   More Romanian history Who was Nicolae Ceaușescu? The Wikipedia on Romania's brutal and hated dictator. Romania in World War II. The Wikipedia on the interesting history, from its near alliance with Nazi Germany to its ultimate flip to the Communist side.   The e-Mobility Sector Hartmuth works in the off-highway sector within e-mobility. Some manufacturers are now focused on not only alternative fuels, but alternative ways to power machinery in general. The specific application of a fully-electric drive concept is key to knowing if it will make economic sense. For instance, Hartmuth is working on mining and agricultural application, and an important aspect of a firm's decision on whether to go fully-electric or not is the amount of pollution—or lack thereof—that will be produced on-site. Very interesting.   Armageddon (1998) How much better would Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) and his roughneck pals have felt if they had Hartmuth's e-mobility concept working for them on that comet? Assuming they had diesel-powered rigs, they need oxygen to burn the fuel. Does a comet have all that much oxygen available? Since we love Bruce Willis—and most of his movies—we will eventually get to Die Hard later in the holiday season, but we did stumble upon one potential plot hole in the Christmas thriller…or was there ever one?   The sovereignty of Hong Kong Wikipedia's breakdown of what happened when the UK handed it over to the Red Chinese.   Dubai Wikipedia. Sorry about all the Wikipedia links, but they are pretty good and if you are on your best internet behavior, you'll learn a lot. However, we tend to go down the proverbial worm-hole of Wikipedia from time to time. That's also fun on occasion, but tends to grind down available time in the day. Enjoy the links at your own risk.   Portuguese At one point, I was interested in learning Portuguese, but I don't know about that now. Somebody on YouTube claims they can teach you in 4 hours. Click at your own risk. I haven't finished the video yet as I type this…   Hitchhiking I was blown away when Hartmuth told me he hitchhiked in the western US and Canada in the 1990s. I grew up with the notion that hitchhiking was a serious no-no—both to try and get rides or to give rides to potential riders. The days of Me and Bobby McGee were more romantic and innocent, I guess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOoMREvsV9E   There's a guy I found on the web called Nomadic Matt and he tells you 14 Ways to Safely Hitchhike Across the United States. Read at your own speed or interest level. I'm just leaving it here…I have no interest in hitchhiking anywhere—I am still a child of my parents. Place in Canada mentioned: Prince George, British Columbia   How do you contact Hartmuth? You can either contact me or go to his LinkedIn: Hartmuth Pelger.   Austria Final Wikipedia entry of today's show notes: Austria. Interesting story of mine somewhat related to Austria—I've never been to continental Europe—in my travels… I was in Japan a few years back and at a coffee shop of sorts for a breakfast. The selection of non-Japanese foods in most places is often quite strange. The desire to imitate Europe or America is strong, but the implementation is often rather weak—save Kentucky Fried Chicken, but that's a subject for an entire newsletter or podcast series on its own. So, craving a typical American breakfast sandwich or something similar, I ordered a “Viennese Sausage.” Never had that before. Figured it was something even more exotic than regular sausage. Wrong. It was a hot dog on a hot dog bun. Served with a packet of ketchup and a packet of mustard. I was very confused and rather irritated until it dawned on me that I had seen Vienna Sausages in the store, usually canned and next to the SPAM. But also that I was eating a “wiener” and that…duh!...Vienna is the anglicized name for the Austrian capital city of Wien, thus wiener. See also: frankfurter, hamburger, etc. for other such examples. I don't think cheeseburger works in this scenario…but I could be mistaken. Long story short: the coffee was good, the hot dog was nothing special and we had great Japanese food most of the other meals we sat down for. As my good friend once said, “When in Greece…”   Final book mentioned How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne. The aforementioned Tom Woods talks about this book in 2017. Highly recommended speech—about a half-hour.  

Bringin' it Backwards
Interview with Ara Malikian

Bringin' it Backwards

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 28:51


We had the pleasure of interviewing Ara Malikian over Zoom video!Ara Malikian is a Spanish violinist of Lebanese and Armenian descent. At a very young age his talent was recognized, despite the circumstances where a civil war Lebanese forced him to live, studying for long periods in bomb shelters. He was offered his first big concert when he was only 12 years old and, at 14, the conductor Hans Herbert-Jöris listened to him, awarding him a scholarship from the German government to study at the Hochschulefür Musik und Theater Hannover. He furthered his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, in addition to receiving lessons from some of the world's greatest teachers prestigious in the world.In recent years he released an album representing his 15 years in Spain, with great collaborations at the Teatro Real in Madrid. The “15” tour is one of the biggest in recent years. It was a success with the public and critics with more than 175,000 spectators and more than 150 concerts. With his new album “The Incredible History of Violin”, presented his world tour with his violin traveling through his life, reaching world wide prestige and visiting the capitals most important in the world with concerts in the most prestigious auditoriums and theaters in the world: London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Belgrade, Bratislava, Madrid, Lisbon, and Berlin.In 2019, his new Royal Garage World Tour began with the launch of his latest album “Royal Garage”, which has collaborations from artists such as Andrés Calamaro, Enrique Bunbury and Serj Tankian. His last tour Petit Garage, fruit of a world in pandemic and from the previous Royal Garage tour, turned into a piano show and violin with more limited capacity full of feelings. A different atmosphere that moved too to the music and the public. A unique concert intimate and personal that has taken him on worldwide tour from the Dubai Opera to Michoacán in Mexico and the Royal Palace of Madrid.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com. www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #AraMalikian #NewMusic #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB https://www.bringinitbackwards.com/follow/ Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bringinbackpod

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
Why is Turkey About to Invade Syria?

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 33:25


On November 13, six people were killed in a bombing in Istanbul, which the government of Turkey blamed on a Kurdish militant group based in Northern Syria. Shortly thereafter, Turkey began targeting Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq, with President Erdogan threatening an imminent ground invasion of Northern Syria.  In this episode, we speak with Lisel Hintz, assistant professor of international relations a the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, to discuss this bombing and this escalating conflict, which comes amid a profound shift in Turkey's relationships with other countries in the region. We begin by talking about what we know about the November 13th attack and the Turkish government's attempt to control the narrative before having a broader conversation about how this crisis informs, and is informed by, recent changes in Turkey's foreign policy. This including a warming of relations with former regional adversaries like Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Lisel Hintz also explains the domestic political considerations that may be driving Erdogan's decisions on the use of force in Syria ahead of elections next year --- Podcast announcement: Regular listeners will recall this that summer we announced that the podcast had received a grant from Building a Stronger Future, Inc the family foundation of Sam Bankman-Fried. In case you are unaware Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange and professed effective altruist whose company declared bankruptcy in November. Needless to say, the grant, which was to be for three years will not be extended. The show will keep on keeping on. But we now need the support of our dedicated audience. There are two ways you can support the show. If you are listening to this on Apple Podcasts, you can become a paying subscriber with a few taps of your finger. Alternatively, you can visit Patreon.com/GlobalDispatches and sign up for a premium subscription. In both cases, you will unlock access to our entire archive featuring hundreds of episodes. You will also be helping to ensure that the show continues to thrive for the longterm. So please do take a moment to support out work by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or signing up on Patreon.com/globaldispatches - and if you sign up on Patreon, as an added bonus, we will gladly send you a sticker in the mail. https://www.patreon.com/GlobalDispatches 

Essential Middle East
Why is Turkey carrying out air strikes in Syria and Iraq?

Essential Middle East

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 21:48


Turkey has launched a wave of air raids in northern Syria and Iraq, after a deadly bombing on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue. The country blames the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and groups it claims are PKK-affiliates in Syria and Iraq, for the bombing. The US and Russia have warned against a ground operation. In this episode: Taha Ozhan (@TahaOzhan), Research director at Ankara Institute Episode credits: This episode was produced by Khaled Soltan, Salem Alyafei and our intern Nada Shakir.  Our sound designer is George Alwer. The lead engagement producer is Aya Elmileik and the assistant engagement producer is Munera Al Dosari. Our executive producer is Omar Al Saleh. Ney Alvarez is the head of audio. The show is hosted by Sami Zeidan.  Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

LIBRE&LOCA

He llegado a una ciudad que te aprisiona los sentidos, conmigo como única compañia. ¿Viajar sola? Para muchas personas suena aterrador. A mi me encanta ¿Qué hay que tener en cuenta? ¿En qué hay que pensar? ¿Cómo se vive Istanbul? ¿Qué me aportó? Aquí se los cuento. Por cierto no se olviden de checar mi nueva temporada EXCLUSIVA para PODIMO llamada REGRESA A TI aquí: https://go.podimo.com/latam/roberta

Accents d'Europe
L'offensive de charme du président turc en direction des Alévis ne passe pas

Accents d'Europe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 19:30


Dans une Turquie qui se prépare l'année prochaine aux élections, le président Recep Tayyip Erdogan courtise les Alévis, une minorité qui rassemble plusieurs millions de personnes dans le pays. Les Alévis ne sont pas sunnites comme la majorité de la population turque, mais adeptes d'une croyance plurielle et hétérodoxe, longtemps persécutée sur ses terres d'Anatolie. Chez la plupart d'entre eux, les récentes initiatives du pouvoir passent mal, car ils y voient une forme de mise au pas ou d'assimilation. Leurs représentants multiplient les manifestations. À Istanbul, c'est un reportage d'Anne Andlauer. L'essor spectaculaire des évangéliques Les églises évangéliques appartiennent à un courant religieux très dynamique : un quart des chrétiens dans le monde sont protestants évangéliques. En France, de plus en plus d'églises ouvrent leurs portes. Pourquoi un tel engouement ? C'est ce qu'a voulu comprendre Lise Verbeke.  Un centre pensé pour le bien-être des malades du cancer À Berlin, l'Hôpital universitaire de la Charité a inauguré, il y a quelques jours, un nouveau centre de chimiothérapie. Pour la première fois, c'est un centre pensé avec le bien-être des patients en tête des priorités. Car une chimiothérapie, ce sont souvent des heures passées assis, pendant que les produits sont injectés, et le temps paraît bien long. L'initiative rappelle l'importance pour le moral des patients de tous les à-côtés des traitements médicaux. Reportage à Berlin de Delphine Nerbollier. Européen de la semaine : Gianni Infantino Face aux polémiques sur l'organisation de la Coupe du monde de football au Qatar, le patron de la Fifa a choisi un ton offensif, fustigeant le discours «hypocrite» de tous ceux qui appellent au boycott de l'évènement. Élu en 2016 avec la promesse de «restaurer l'image de la FIFA», Gianni Infantino refuse toute remise en question et justifie le choix du petit émirat pour cette Coupe du Monde 2022. Et malgré un déluge de critiques, les chiffres semblent lui donner raison : l'audience est au rendez-vous, de même que les revenus records de cette édition. Des arguments sonnants et trébuchants qui devraient lui assurer sa reconduction à la tête de la FIFA pour un troisième mandat en mars prochain (2023) à Kigali. Daniel Vallot.

Sunlight
Sneha Shrestha: Street Art, Authenticity, and Connecting Savings to Creative Freedom

Sunlight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 43:16


Sneha Shrestha is an artist, educator and social entrepreneur from Kathmandu, Nepal. She established Nepal's first Children's Art Museum and worked at Artists for Humanity. Sneha recently graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master's degree in Education.     Sneha is also known as IMAGINE in the art world and has established herself as Nepali street artist meshing the Nepali alphabet and the Boston graffiti scene. Imagine has redefined the Nepali alphabet and given it a new identity through graffiti. Being the first to mesh American Graffiti with Nepali Alphabets, she has shown her work in several exhibitions, commissioned works and public walls around the world including Boston, San Francisco, Bali, Istanbul, Geneva and Copenhagen.    On today's episode, Sneha joins me to talk about her art and her entrepreneurial journey including managing her money as an artist and creative entrepreneur.   Also mentioned in today's episode:    Sneha's background 1:10 Learning fast and failing fast for success 8:17 Perfectionism and why it's holding you back 20:13 How street art is different than gallery art 26:24 What Sneha has found most useful when managing her money as an artist 32:04   If you enjoyed this episode, please rate, review and share it!    Links:   https://www.imagine876.com/   https://www.instagram.com/imagine876/   https://www.sunlighttax.com/deductionsguide   https://go.sunlighttax.com/register  

Historiepodden
Gratis-episode: Harald Hardråde

Historiepodden

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 44:23


VANLIG EPISODE - I denne episoden stifter vi bekjentskap med en av Norgeshistoriens mest berømte vikingkonger, Harald Hardråde. Vi støter også på Haralds halvbror, Olav den hellige, og andre med uvanlige kallenavn. I tillegg skal vi innom steder som Ringerike, Istanbul, Sicilia og ikke minst England. Det var nemlig Harald Hardråde som ledet vikingenes invasjon av England i skjebneåret 1066. Og hadde ikke dette gått helt galt for Harald, kunne historien sett svært annerledes ut.

Property Turkey Podcast
Straight Talk: Episode 102 with Cameron Deggin | Turkey: The Best of Both Worlds

Property Turkey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 23:52


In this episode of Straight Talk Cameron Deggin and Alaattin Kilic talk about the blue zones and longevity, and how Turkey, especially Istanbul, gives the most appropriate representation of this term. A few places in the world are called “Blue Zones.” The term refers to geographic areas in which people have low rates of chronic disease and live longer than anywhere else. (00:00) Introduction (00:26) Longevity & Blue Zones (01:31) Cameron's Trip (03:08) Why Turkey is an Amazing Place? (08:50) Hidden Gems and Positive Experiences (13:37) Where does Cameron see the future of Turkey and Istanbul? (16:50) Turkey is the Best of Both Worlds (20:34) Summary (23:32) Outro

Décryptage
À quoi joue Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

Décryptage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 19:30


«Il y a une concentration de troupes turques à la frontière», s'est inquiété aujourd'hui le chef des Forces démocratiques syriennes. Depuis plusieurs jours, l'aviation et l'artillerie turques bombardent la région frontalière contrôlée par les Kurdes et l'offensive terrestre de la Turquie paraît imminente. C'est un attentat perpétré à Istanbul, le 13 novembre 2022, qui a suscité le début de cette opération armée. Le président turc est passé outre les réticences des Russes et des Américains. Recep Tayyip Erdogan qui doit affronter les urnes, l'année prochaine, pour un nouveau mandat présidentiel se mue en chef de guerre, et il se pose aussi en faiseur de paix dans le cadre du conflit en Ukraine. Son positionnement diplomatique est toujours sur le fil : la Turquie est membre de l'OTAN, mais son dirigeant n'hésite pas à ruer dans les brancards et accumule les différends avec ses alliés. Ses détracteurs lui prêtent des visées expansionnistes, son ambivalence, ses ambiguïtés dérangent. À quoi joue Recep Tayyip Erdogan ? C'est la question que l'on se pose ce soir dans Décryptage. Avec notre invitée :  Nora Seni, historienne, professeure émérite des Universités à l'Institut français de Géopolitique de l'Université Paris 8. Ancienne directrice de l'IFEA (Institut français d'études anatoliennes). Fondatrice du site observatoireturquie.fr.  

Encore!
Liraz Charhi brings Iran and Israel together for the riskiest album of 2022

Encore!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 11:22


Liraz Charhi, the Israeli-Iranian singer and star of the Mossad spy TV series "Tehran", talks about the secret mission that brought together Israeli and Iranian musicians to create her new album "Roya", in tribute to the protesters in Iran. Meaning "Fantasy" in Persian, it was recorded with artists from Tehran in Istanbul earlier this year in a basement over 10 days. The Iranian musicians could have been arrested for the collaboration, so Liraz only told her family the day before she left. Not even her manager believed it would actually happen.

Revue de presse française
À la Une: Pékin tente de museler les protestataires

Revue de presse française

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 4:13


Après les manifestations de ces derniers jours en Chine, « la reprise en main par le pouvoir n'a pas tardé, pointe Libération. Au Xinjiang, des arrestations ont eu lieu, comme à Kashgar, grande ville du Sud, théâtre de nouvelles protestations dimanche. À Pékin, les berges de la rivière Liangma n'étaient occupées hier soir que par des dizaines de véhicules de police. La place Tiananmen, théâtre de la répression meurtrière du printemps 1989, était également déserte, et des policiers contrôlaient l'identité des rares passants et même des cyclistes. Cette forte présence des forces de l'ordre a dissuadé des manifestants d'organiser un nouveau rassemblement. (…) Selon des témoignages, poursuit Libération, la police a lancé des opérations pour fouiller les téléphones, à la recherche de VPN, ces logiciels qui contournent la censure, et d'applications de messagerie étrangères interdites comme WhatsApp, Twitter ou Instagram. (…) Plusieurs manifestants pékinois, dont l'identité n'a pas été contrôlée dimanche, ont été appelés par la police ce lundi, démonstration des capacités de surveillance atteintes par l'État-Parti. (…) Inédit depuis 1989, relève encore Libération, ce mouvement social dépasse la seule contestation des mesures anti-Covid. Il se nourrit de la désillusion des jeunes Chinois, interdits de quitter le territoire, contraints dans leur vie quotidienne alors que le taux de chômage des 16-24 ans dépasse les 20 % et que l'économie est au bord de la récession. » Dissimulations… « Il est indéniable, reconnait Le Figaro, que le Parti communiste chinois a réussi, au cours des quarante dernières années, une spectaculaire modernisation de la Chine. Mais il a oublié que les êtres humains ne vivaient pas que de pain, qu'ils aspiraient aussi à la dignité, à la justice, à la liberté. Or, pointe Le Figaro, quand on dissimule à son peuple - comme au reste de la planète - les circonstances exactes de la naissance du Covid à Wuhan à l'automne 2019, c'est qu'on ne veut pas le traiter avec dignité. Les télévisions d'État chinoises ont retransmis une partie des séances du plénum du PCC le mois dernier. Mais elle ne parvient plus à convaincre la population cette chorégraphie politique surannée, où l'on a vu l'ancien président Hu Jintao se faire sortir de la salle par des gorilles, pour mieux inaugurer le règne sans partage de Xi Jinping. » Respirer la liberté ! Alors, « les Chinois ont-ils une autre perspective que celle de l'écrasement ? », s'interroge La Croix. « Leur énergie, qui est au sens propre celle du désespoir, nous renseigne sur la nature première de la liberté. Ce que nous disent ces femmes et ces hommes – (notamment) dans ce geste paradoxal qui consiste à brandir des feuilles blanches dépourvues du moindre slogan –, c'est que la liberté, avant d'être une idée, est une convulsion, un débordement. Une pulsion qui jaillit de la certitude d'être entravé, violenté, violé. Ce qui traverse ces femmes et ces hommes, c'est un réflexe contre l'étouffement, affirme encore La Croix. Ils aspirent à la liberté. Ou plus précisément : ils veulent la respirer. Ils la réclament comme on demande de l'air, après des mois d'enfermement justifiés par une politique zéro Covid aussi radicale qu'injuste. Peu de chance, à ce stade, que l'étincelle "mette le feu à la plaine", selon le proverbe cher à Mao. Mais, relève le quotidien catholique, quand bien même ils seraient voués à l'échec, ces mouvements contredisent de manière spectaculaire la critique du Parti communiste chinois à l'égard de nos démocraties. La propagande du PCC affirme volontiers que les peuples, attachés avant tout à la prospérité et la sécurité, font peu de cas des libertés. Nous en avons sous les yeux un démenti criant. » En sursis ? « La Chine a soif de liberté », renchérit Sud Ouest. « La force des dictatures du XXIe siècle est d'avoir mis toutes les ressources modernes de la surveillance au service de leur survie. Et l'on mesure quel courage, quelle ingéniosité, il faut aux manifestants à Pékin mais aussi à Téhéran, Moscou ou encore Istanbul, pour braver ces régimes. Persuadés de pouvoir mater toutes les contestations, ces derniers donnent pourtant l'impression d'être en sursis, face à l'irrépressible et saine demande de liberté. » Résultat, conclut La Charente Libre, « plus qu'une impasse, Xi Jinping se retrouve dans un étau qu'il a lui-même resserré, mois après mois. Comme sa population qui réclame de l'air, il est aussi en manque d'oxygène et de solutions ».

Marketplace All-in-One
Markets react to ongoing protests in China

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:53


From the BBC World Service: Stock markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places in Asia have fallen as anti-government protests spread across China. Ukraine’s use of Turkish-made drones has made the world take notice. The BBC sits down with the brothers who run drone manufacturing at their Istanbul offices.

P1:s Mellanösternpodd
Därför vill Erdoğan invadera norra Syrien

P1:s Mellanösternpodd

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 33:25


Turkiets president Erdoan hotar återigen med att invadera norra Syrien. Hör varför Erdoan ser kurdiska grupper där som ett terrorhot. Den 13 november detonerade en bomb på Istanbuls största gågata Istiklal och flera människor dödades. Turkiets president Recep Tayyip Erdoan lägger skulden på den kurdiska YPG-milisen som han anser är en gren av terrorstämplade gerillan PKK. Men de kurdiska grupperna förnekar all inblandning. Efter dådet har Turkiet börjat bomba mål i både Syrien och Irak och Erdoan har hotat med att inom kort inleda en ny markoffensiv i norra Syrien. Turkiska gränsstäder har träffats av artilleribeskjutning från den syriska sidan.Turkiets tidigare intåg i SyrienFlera gånger tidigare har turkiska trupper tillsammans med syriska rebellgrupper angripit kurdkontrollerade områden i Syrien. År 2019 gick turkiska styrkor in i Syrien efter att USA:s dåvarande president Donald Trump sagt att amerikanska styrkor skulle lämna området. Offensiven fördömdes av en rad internationella aktörer. Efter förhandlingar med både USA och Ryssland blev resultatet att Turkiet tog över områden som tidigare var under kurdisk kontroll.Historien om hur IS drevs ut ur KobaneKobane har pekats ut som ett tänkbart mål för en kommande turkisk invasion. De kurdiska miliser som nu beskrivs som terrorister av Turkiet var helt centrala i striderna mot IS i Kobane 2014. Det var också första gången som USA och den internationella koalitionen mot IS började flygbomba terrorgruppens positioner i Syrien Idag håller det kurddominerade självstyret tusentals fängslade IS-terrorister och deras familjer i fängelser och läger. När Erdoan nu återigen hotar med en invasion så säger de kurdiska styrkorna att de måste pausa sina strider mot IS.Stormaktsspelet i SyrienNorra Syrien är en plats där både amerikanska, ryska, turkiska och syriska väpnade styrkor finns på plats. Erdoan kan därför inte gå in med trupper i norra Syrien utan någon sorts förhandlingar med framför allt Ryssland. Eftersom Turkiet har försvarsalliansen Natos näst största armé så är spelet i norra Syrien mycket känsligt också för Nato och USA.Hör varför Erdoan ser de kurdiska grupperna i Syrien som ett konstant terrorhot och hur han försöker slå ut dem.Medverkande: Johan Mathias Sommarström, korrespondent i Turkiet, Cecilia Uddén, Mellanösternkorrespondent och Katja Magnusson, tidigare korrespondent i TurkietProgramledare: Olle WibergIntroduktion: Johar BendjelloulTekniker: Maria Stillberg

Marketplace Morning Report
Markets react to ongoing protests in China

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:53


From the BBC World Service: Stock markets in Shanghai, Hong Kong and other places in Asia have fallen as anti-government protests spread across China. Ukraine’s use of Turkish-made drones has made the world take notice. The BBC sits down with the brothers who run drone manufacturing at their Istanbul offices.

Live Different Podcast: Business | Travel | Health | Performance
This Week in Travel News 1: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Real ID, Best in Travel 2023

Live Different Podcast: Business | Travel | Health | Performance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 13:04


This Week in Travel News episode 1 on The Millennial Travel Podcast with Matt Wilson: Happy Cyber Week Millennial Travel Podcast listeners! A big part of my job as CEO of Under30Experiences is reading the travel news and analyzing where the industry is going, so I'm here to bring you all the top stories. Updates from Under30Experiences:  -Over30Experiences launch! Group travel in your 30s and 40s! -Digital Nomad Trips! 2-4 week co-working adventures. Let's kick it off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals... - Afar Media had Your Ultimate Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals  -

Hearts of Oak Podcast
The Week According To . . . Brian of London

Hearts of Oak Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 59:29


Join us for an hour of lively chat as we discuss some news stories, headlines, articles and talking points that have stood out from the past seven days, we welcome a good friend and previous guest of ours ..... This is ‘The Week According To . . . Brian of London' Up for discussion this episode..... - Defence Secretary does not instil confidence in The British Army as he says it's 'only big enough to tootle around at home'. - The invasion continues: UK sees highest net migration since World War II. - Media regulator Ofcom ‘will get more power than spies' to monitor apps. - English football fans dressed as Christian crusaders cause stir in World Cup in Qatar. - UK restaurants reported to be going bankrupt at faster rate now than during the Covid plandemic. - Time to bring back Tommy? We wait to see if Elon Musk and Twitter will offer an amnesty to suspended accounts if they have broken no laws. - Safe and Effective: Covid is no longer mainly a pandemic of the unvaccinated. - Italian PM Georgia Meloni considers revoking benefits from work shy Italians who refuse a job offer. - Discrimination in journalism? Two nearly identical attacks on civilians, one in Istanbul, the other in Jerusalem, two very different takes from the Guardian. Brian of London completed a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics just as the Web was emerging. But then he left academia to do management consulting and eventually moved to Israel to do business. Brian's working on the cutting edge of the new Podcasting 2.0 to make sure this relic of the early web, stays free from capture by the centralising forces of Web 2.0 and their dangerous desire to turn us all into dairy cows. Brian was also the admin on Tommy Robinson's Facebook account that had over a million followers before it was nuked! In his spare time, he assists with a gigantic class action lawsuit in Australia on behalf of the entire crypto industry. Follow and support Brian on Hive https://hive.blog/@brianoflondon Origina